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CALENDAR 



CLOSE ROLLS 



I'ltKSEUVEO IN TUK 



(^t()t-^. PUBLIC IIECORD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD XL 
A.D. 1323—1327. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HEK MAJESTY'S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATB 
FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT. 



LONDON: 

PRINTED FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 
BY EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODB, 

PfilNTEKS TO THE QUEEn's MOST EXCELLEKT MAJESTY. 



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1898. 



CONTENTS. 



Preface 
Corrigenda 
Calendar - 
Index 



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PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from tlie reign of Edward II. to 
that of Edward IV. the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.b. 1307—1313.) In addition 
to the rolls calendared in this and the three pre- 
ceding volumes, there are in the series of Close 
Holls at the Public Record Office two rolls " de terris 
forisfactis,'" belonging to the 15th, 16th and 17th 
years of Edward II., which have not been calendared 
separately, inasmuch as aU the entries in them occur 
also in the normal Close RoUs of the period, and have 
consequently been calendared in their proper places. 
The text has been prepared, with the sanction of the 
Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, by 
Mr. W. H. Stevenson, M.A., EeUow of Exeter College, 
Oxford. The Index has been compiled by Mr. C. H. 
Woodruff, B.C.L., Mr. Stevenson having assisted him 
by identifying most of the places. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
28 May 1898. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 11, line 20, /or "Tfiomus" read "Thomas." 

„ 50, „ 9, for " Eouhale" read " Ronhale." 

„ 51, ,, 16, for " Clannowe " read " Clanvowe." 

„ 112, ,, 35, for "Bornden" read "Boruden." 

„ 1 15, „ 28, for " Toadele " read " Toudele." 

„ 149, „ 48, /or " Buthehamwell " read " Buehehamwell." 

„ 150, „ 28, /or " Marchham " read " Marthham." 

„ 151, liaes 11, 24, /or "Maioham" read "Martham." 

„ 181, line '15, for "Hanstede" read " Haustede." 

„ 197, „ 13,/or "Toudeby" read "Toudeby." 

„ 199, „ \ 2, /or "Tendele" read "Teudele." 

„ 211, „ 14, /or " Sussex " read " Suffolk." 

„ 211, 291,299, 307, margin, for "Chippenham " read "Cippenham." 

„ 237, lines 6, 15, /or " Bytre" read " Bycre." 

„ 245, line 52, for " Alice" read " Alesia." 

„ 267, „ 32, for " Sholnyug " read " Sholvyng." 

„ 276, „ 12, for " Cofynestou " read " Cosyneston." 

„ 290, „ 23, for "Burndon" read " Burudon." 

„ 302, „ 27, for " Jo " read " To." 

„ 835, „ 10, /or "Hanstede" read "Haustede." 

„ 342, „ 5, for " Pressen " read " Presfen." 

„ 347, „ 28, for " Eyvery " read " Eynery." 

„ 85), „ 6, /or "James" read " John." 

„ 453, „ 21, for " Lynestborp " read " Lyuesthorp." 

„ 490, „ 4, for " Calewyth " read " Calewych." 

„ 523, „ 45, for " Fautini " reod " Fantini." 

„ 557, „ 35, for " Arne " read " Arue." 

„ 596, „ 44, page 600, line 44, /or " Bony " read " Bovy." 

„ 597, „ 16, page 601, line 32,/or "Dendon" read "Deudon." 

„ 694, under Chippenham dele the references to " letters close dated at," and 
transfer them to " Cippenham." 

„ 784, col. 2, dele " Scheldt, Sheld, river." 

„ „ „ „ insert " Sheld [name of a sandbank (?) between Hunstanton and 

Cromer, co. Norfolk]." For "the Shelde " see fifteenth century 
" Sailing Instructions for the Circumnayigation of England," Hak- 
luyt Society, 1889, pp. 11, 25, 35 (where it is wrongly identified 
with Cromer). 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE ROLLS, 



17 EDWARD II. 



1323. 

July S. 
Faxfleet. 



July 8. 

Faxfleet. 



July 8. 
Faxfleet. 



July 10. 
Faxfleet. 



Membrane 43. 

To Robert le Power, chamberlain of North Waleis. Order to pay the 
fees and wages of the justices, constables, sheriffs, and officers in his baili- 
wick from the time of his appointment, and to continue paying the same 
hereafter. 

To Henry le Scrop. Order to deliver to Hervey de Staunton, whom the 

king wills shall be chief-justice to hold pleas before him, the rolls, writs, 

memoranda, and other things touching that office that are in Henry's 

custody. By K. 

Vacated, because otherwise helow. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to repair the 
houses, towers, and other buildings in the king's hands in his bailiwick, 
and the bridges and ponds pertainina to the castles, by the view and testi- 
mony of the justice of Wales or of him who supplies his place in those 
parts. By C. 

To Edmund, earl of Kent, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause diligent 
search to be made in all ports of all persons coming into the realm by sea, 
and to seize any letters and the bearers thereof touching the bishoprics of 
Winchester and Llandaff, or touching the person of Master John de Strat- 
ford, and to send the letters and their bearers to the king, as the king 
understands that Master John, who sojourned at the Roman court upon 
the king's affairs, has accepted the bishopric of Winchester without the 
king's knowledge and against his will, and that letters prejudicial lo the 
king will shortly be dii-ected to England, another person having similarly 
accepted the bishopric of Llandaff. By K. 

l^Fcedera.^ 

The like to the bailiffs of Bristol, Southampton, and Portsmouth, and to 
the sheriiTs of Southampton, Somerset and "Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, and 
the mayor and sheriffs of London. [/Sic?.] 

To Roger Carles, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Hereford. Order 
to restore to Thomas de Langeford, a late rebel, his lands, as he has made 
fine with the king to save his life and lands. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order not to molest Thomas for the above 



July 9. 
Faxfleet. 



81294. 



To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Rgbert de Reydon, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert held no lands in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Wt. 7U. A 

/ 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1323. 

July 10. 

Taxfleet, 



July 8. 

Faxfleet. 



July 8. 
Faxfleet. 



July 8. 
Faxfleet. 



July 19. 
Burstwick. 



July 18. 
Burstwick. 



July 16. 
Burstwick. 



July 16. 
Burstwick. 



Memhrane 43 — cont. 

To L. bishop of Durham, or to him who supplies his place in the 
bishopric. Order to release from his prison at Durham Cuthbert son of 
John de Dunolm[ia], Gamelin le Monneor, Humphrey le Pestour, and 
Kobert de Hautwissell, upon their finding mainprise to have them before 
the king when he will speak against them, the bishop having arrested them 
in execution of the king's order to enquire concerning the attack made at 
Durham by the said Cuthbert and other malefactors of Durham upon 
certain members of the household of William, bishop of St. Andrews, who 
lately came into the realm under the king's safe-conduct to treat of peace 
between him and Eobert de Brus. By C. 

To Henry le Scrop. Order to deliver to Hervey de Staunton, whom the 
king wills shall be his chief justice to hold pleas before him, the rolls, writs, 
memoranda, and other things touching that office that are in Henry's 
custody at York, and to cause to be delivered to the treasury all rolls, 
writs, memoranda, and other things touching that office that are in Henry's 
custody at London or elsewhere. By K. 

To Robert le Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to appoint a 
keeper of the victuals in the castle of Hardelaugh, and to pay him such 
wages as the keepers of victuals in other castles in those parts receive. 

By C. 

To Hervey de Staunton, chancellor of the exchequer. Order to intend 
the holding of pleas before the king with others to be appointed for this 
purpose, as the king wills that he shall be chief justice to hold such pleas. 
It is not the king's intention that Hervey shall quit the office of chancellor, 
but that he shall cause that office to be executed by another fit person whilst 
he is intending the said pleas. By K, 

To Anthony de Lucy, constable of Carlisle castle. Order to pay to the 
king's watchman in that castle the arrears of his wages and stipends from 
the time of the constable's appointment, and to continue paying the same 
hereafter until further orders. By K. 

To the said Anthony, late sherifi of Cumberland. Order to deliver 
Nicholas de Hewyk, a prisoner in his custody, to Henry de Malton, now 
sheriff of that county, whom the king has ordered to receive the said prisoner 
and to keep him as Henry has been enjoined on the king's behalf. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to release Roger de la Dene, Robert de 
la Dene, Richard his brother, and Richard Auntioche, parson of the church 
of Tarente Auntioche, from prison at Dorchester, and to restore their goods 
to them upon their finding mainpernors to have them before the king if the 
king will speak against them, the sheriff having certified the king that they 
were arrested by order of the earl of Kent, and that they were charged 
before him with harbouring and maintaining certain alleged adherents of 
Eobert le Ewer. By C. 

To the constable of Bristol castle, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause .John de Sapy, late constable of Beaumaris [Castle] and sheriff 
of Caernarvan, who is imprisoned in the constable's custody because he was a 
rebel, to be brought to the exchequer at Westminster at the king's cost 
under safe custody, so that he be there on the morrow of Michaelmas next, 
in order that the account of the chamberlain of North Wales may be ren- 
dered in his presence, as it cannot be rendered conveniently without his 
presence, and the rendering has long been delayed for this reason. 

ByK. 

To Thomos de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a shop built by Walter de Bibiri, deceased, and Cicely, 
his wife, upon a plot of land in Conyngestrete, in the city of York, and to 



17 EDWARD ir. 



1323. 



July 20. 

Burstwick. 



July 19. 
Burstwick. 



July 16. 
Burstwick. 



July 19. 
Burstwick. 



July 12. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 43 — cont. 
restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the plot is the free tenement of Cicely as that which she and 
"Walter acquired to them and their heirs from Thomas de Barneby, and that 
the said Thomas and his ancestors held the plot as their free tenement from 
time out of mind, and that the plot was never a lane or common pas.=age 
(transitus), and that a dyer used to dwell there at one time, and tliat he had 
his houses near the water of Ouse in order to exercise his office more con- 
veniently, and that he had a gate in the street of Conyngestrete whereby he 
entered and left his houses aforesaid, and that he permitted his neighbours 
and friends to go to the water of Ouse by his said gate and houses of his 
permission and free will, and that the plot is held of the king as a free 
burgage of the aforesaid city by the service of 2d. yearly for house-gavel 
(housgabulum), and that the shop now built thereon is worth bs. yearly, the 
escheator having taken the shop into the king's hands by reason of the 
common passage afore.said. 

To Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of North Wales, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to associate with him Robert Power, chamber- 
lain of North Wales, and to receive ransoms at their discretion from the 
Scots lately captured in the county of Angleseye and now imprisoned in the 
king's castles in North Wales, and to cause them to be released from prison 
when they have satisfied the king for their ransoms, certifying the treasurer 
and barons concerning the ransoms. By p.s. directed to the treasurer. 

To Thomes de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Joan, late the wife of John de Ulram, tenant by knight service of the heir 
of Thomas de Cailly, a minor in the king's custody, two bovates out of the 
said John's messuage and five bovates of land in Eston, co. York, which 
the king has assigned to her in dower by the assent of Hugh, son and heir 
of the said John. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with two tofts and 
eight bovates of land in Eston, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Ulram and Joan 
his wife, who still survives, held the same jointly on the day of John's 
death, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the tofts and land 
are held of the aforesaid heir of Thomas de Cailly. 

To the same. Order to restore the issues of the aforesaid land of the said 
John de Ulram, the king having ordered the escheator to restore the lands 
to Hugh, son and heir of the said John, who is of full age, as the king had 
taken his fealty, saving the aforesaid Joan's dower therein. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands of Laurence de Reppes, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
he held nothing in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of hia 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the same. Like order concerning the lands of Nicholas Dengayne. 



Membrane 42. 

July 9. To the constable of Coneweye castle, or to him who supplies his place. - 

Faxfleet. Order to cause certain rotten victuals in that castle to be removed by 
Robert Power, chamberlain of Kaernervon, or by a person to be deputed by 
him, as the king has ordained that Robert shall replace them by suitable 
victuals. The king gives the constable to understand that he will punish 
him and charge him with the same victuals if he hinder the chamberlain in 
removing and replacing the victuals. By K. and C, 

A 2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 



July 11. 
Faxfleet. 



July 11. 

;Faxfleet. 



July 8. 
Faxfleet. 



July 12. 

Burstwick. 



Membrane 42 — cont. 
The like to the constables of the following castles : 
Beaumareys. Crukyth. 

Kaernervan. Hardelagh. 

To Robert de Welle and Richard de Ayremynne, keepers of the bishopric 
of Winchester, void and in the king's hands. As they have certified 
the king that, in passing through the lands of the bishopric, they found 
that Walter de Abberbury, brother of Master Thomas de Abberbury, 
acquired from Henry, late bishop of Winchester, a messuage and 96 acres 
of laud in Abl>eibury, -which he entered, and that he and his heirs have 
hitherto held (he same without obtaining the king's licence, and that 
the keepers received from John, his son, the present tenant thereof, a 
fine of 10 marks for the king's use for the above trespass, believing that it 
pertained to their ottice to receive such tines, and the king has confirmed the 
letters of the aforesaid Henry made to Walter and John of the premises for 
a fine of 10 marks, which he has caused to be enrolled in the rolls of his 
chancery, the king orders the keepers not to molest John for the aforesaid 
10 marks, and to restore the same to him if they have received them from 
him, or to ordain otherwise with him that the 10 marks be paid to the king 
at the exchequer, as the king wills that the fine shall be levied by the 
estreats of the rolls of chancery, as has been usual heretofore. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to cause the 
victuals that the king has ordered the keeper of his victuals at Carlisle and 
Skynburnesse to bring to Kaernarvan for the munition of the king's castles 
in North Wales to be sold, in case they are unfit, and to cause others to be 
bought out of the issues of his bailiwick in their place for the above 
purpose. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Andrew le 
Botiller, clerk, was lately charged before Henry le Scrop and his fellows, 
justices to hold pleas before the king, with the homicide of Thomas de 
Holm, and was afterwards delivered by them to W. archbishop of York, the 
ordinary of the place, according to the privilege of the clergy, before whom 
he purged his innocence of the crime, and the king thereupon ordered the 
sheriff of Nottingham to restore to Andrew his lands and goods unless he 
had made flight, and although the sheriff delivered to him his lands, he 
has not yet delivered to him his goods, and Andrew has accordingly prayed 
the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause Andrew's goods to be restored to him, if they find by inqui- 
sition or otherwise that he did not make flight for this cause, and to cause 
the township of Hokerton, which is charged with his goods, to be discharged 
thereof. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
interfere fiirther with the bedelery of the hundred of Bradeford, and to 
restore the issues thereof, the escheator having certified the king that he 
took a simple seisin of the bedelery in the king's name because he found 
by inquisition that Mary, abbess of Shaftesbury, who held the hundred and 
bedelery aforesaid with other lands of the king s progenitors in frankalmoin, 
alienated the bedelery to Beatrice, daughter of Herbert, and that this 
alienation was made in the time of King Richard. By C. 

To William de Tatham, receiver of the issues of the castles, manors and 
lands of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and of other rebels in co. Lancaster. 
As the king learns by inquisition taken by John Travers, late keeper of the 
aforesaid castles, etc., that Nicholas du Lee held a messuage with appur- 
tenances in Lancastre of Geoffrey, late prior of Lancaster, by the service of 
2s. yearly, and that the prior and his predecessors were seised of that rent 
dunng the time that Nicholas held it as of their very tenant, aud that the 



17 EDWARD II. 



1323. 



July 14. 
Burstwick. 



July 15. 
Barstwick. 



July 9. 
Burstwick. 



July 17. 
Burstwick. 



July 14. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane 42 — conf. 

messuage afterwards came to the earl's hands by acquisition, and that after 
that time Fulcher, then prior, was seised of the aforesaid rent all his life, 
and that after his death Nigel, the present prior, was seised of the rent until 
the earl's death, when the messuage came to the king's hands with other 
lands of the earl; the king orders the receiver to pay the prior the arrears 
of the rent from the time when the messuage was taken into the king's 
hands, and to cotitinue to pay the same for so long as he is receiver. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the temporalities of the priory of Combewell, now 
void, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
the heir of Geoffrey de Say, tenant in chief, and to restore the issue.'* thereof 
to the sub-prior and convent, saving the king's right in the presentation of 
the prior elect, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Geoffrey de Say and his ancestors, formerly parens of the priory, had no 
administration of the goods and things pertaining to the priory in times of 
voidance, but that the sub-prior and convent had at all times full adminis- 
tration of all goods during voidance, and that neither the king nor his 
ancestors received any issues from the temporalities of the priory during 
voidance by reason of the minority of Geoffrey's ancestors. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Amice, late the 
wife of Elias Martel of Canewyk, tenant in chief, according to the extent 
made by him or according to a new one to be made, if necessary, in the 
presence of William de Clif, to whom the king has committed the custody 
of two parts of Elias's lands during the minority of his heir. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to expend up to 20/. in repairing York 
castle and the houses within the same, by the view and testimony of the 
mayor of York. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to release Henry de Gorton, John 
Comyn, and Robert Golde, and to restore their goods to them, upon their 
finding mainpernors to have them before the king when ordered, the sheriff 
having returned that they were imprisoned by order of the earl of Kent, 
because they were charged before him with maintaining certain alleged 
adherents and receivers of Robert Lewer and his abbettors. 

To Robert de Notingham and William de Kyrkeby, late vendors of the 
king's victuals at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to place all writings obli- 
gatory concerning the sale of the said victuals in a chest in the treasury of 
the cathedral church of Durham under their seals, to be kept there until the 
day of payment therein contained. The king has ordered the prior and 
convent to receive and keep the chest. By C. 

To the abbot of St. Nicholas, Angers, or to his proctor in England. The 
prior and convent of Spalding, in the diocese of Lincoln, have shewn to the 
king that whereas a composition was made between their predecessors and 
the abbot's predecessors, whereby the prior and convent agreed to pay to 
the abbot a yearly pension of 40/. to cherish peace between them, and for 
the abbot's expenses by reason of the visitation and the profession of the 
monks and the election of the prior to be made at Spalding ; and although 
in all tenths, charges, and impositions imposed by the church of Rome upon 
the clergy of this realm, and in such grants made by the clergy to the king 
and his progenitors, the said 40/. [has been taxed] to the aforesaid charges, 
and the charges have been hitherto allowed to the prior and convent in the 
payment of the 40/., the abbot now refuses to allow them for other tenths 
and charges than those imposed upon them by the pope, and endeavours to 
compel them by ecclesiastical censure to make full payment; and as it 
appears by the memoranda of the king's court that the aforesaid pension is 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1323. 



July 20. 
Buretwick. 



July 16. 

Burstwick. 



July 16. 
Burstwiok. 



July 12. 

Faxfleet. 



Membrane 42 — cont. 
taxed to the tenth and other charges and impositions; the king orders 
tlie abbot to allow the said tenth and other charges to the prior and convent 
in the payment of the pension as they have been usually allowed to them 
heretofore. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver 
to Eleanor, late the wife of Guy Ferre, the manor of Benhale, co. Suffolk, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of Guy's death and the 
issues thereof from the time of Guy's death, as the king learns by inqui- 
sition \aken by the escheator that Guy and Eleanor held the manor jointly 
by fine levied in the king's court to them and the heirs of their bodies, so 
that if Guy died without an heir of his and Eleanor's bodies, the manor 
should remain to Simon de la Borde and the heirs of his body, with 
remaiuder in default of such heirs to William de Sancto Quintino and his 
heirs, and that the manor is partly held of the king in chief as of the honour 
of Eye by knight service and partly of other lords by divers services, and 
that Guy died without an heir of his body. 

To Eobert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause the 
king's works in the castle ofKarnarvan to be continued out of the issues 
of his bailiwick. By p.s. directed to the treasurer. 

To the same. Order to cause the victuals in the king's castles to be 
doubled, and to cause them to be put in the said castles and renewed 
according to the form previously enjoined upon him, as the king^has now 
ordained by his council that the victuals shall be doubled beyond the 
previous ordinance for each castle. By p.s. directed to the treasurer. 

To John de Louthre, keeper of the king's victuals in the parts of Car- 
lisle. Order to send wheat in grain to North Wales to the amount of the 
barrels of flour that the king previously ordered him to send thither, if they 
have not been sent, for the munition of the king's castles there, as it seems 
more expedient to the king and his council that the castles shall be pro- 
visioned with wheat in grain. By K. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign dower 
to Alice, late the wife of Richard de Cramelyngton, tenant in chief. 

To the same. Order to assign dower to Joan, late the wife of John de 
Ulram, tenant by knight service of the heir of Thomas de Cailly. 

Membrane 42^Schedule, 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Rothyng Aytrop, eo. Essex, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Guy Ferre held the manor at his death of the gift of John 
Bacun by fine levied in the king's court, with remainder, in default of heirs 
of Guy's body, to John de Clarun, knight, with remainder, in like default, 
to Reginald Lupard, and that the manor is held of the earl of Oxford by 
knight service, and that Guy died without an heir of his body, 



Membrane 41, 

July 20. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

Burstwick. intermeddle further with the manor of Cotes, co. Cambridge, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition that Nicholas Dengayne 
and Amice his wife were enfeolFed thereof jointly by Joan, late the wife of 
John Dengayne, and that Amice continued her joint-seisin thereof until the 
death of Nicholas, and that the manor is held of John de Handloo by knight 
service. . 

To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Colne Engayne, 
CO Essex, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
^foresaid Nicholas and Amice jointly acquired the manor from Thomas de 



17 EDWARD ir. 



1323. Membrane 41 — eont. 

Ardern and Henry de Stradebrok by fine levied in the king's court, 
for their lives, with remainder to John Dengslyne and Ellen his wife 
for their lives, with remainder to John son of the said Nicholas and 
to the heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of the said John 
Dengayne, and that Amice continued her seisin thereof with the said 
Nicholas until his death, and that the manor is held of John de Claveryng 
by knight service. 

July 22. To the same. Order to deliver to Sarah, late the wife of John de 

Burstwick. Crokedayk, tenant in chief, certain lands in Little Paxtou, co. Huntingdon, 
of the yearly value of 4Z. %s. St?., and 12 acres of land in Wrestlingworth, 
CO. Bedford, of the yearly value of 6«., which the king has assigned to her 
as dower with the assent of Thomas de Neubyggyng' and Joan his wife, 
and of Michael de Appelby and Christiana his wife, kinswomen and heiresses 
of the aforesaid John. 

The like to Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent, to deliver to 
Sarah a third of two parts of a water-mill in Gamelesby, co. Cumberland, of 
the yearly value of 13s. 4t^., and 8 acres, 3 [roods ?] of wood, and half an 
acre of meadow in Glassanby, and a third of a water-mill in Gamelesby, 
which are not extended. 

July 15. To John de Crombwell, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Burstwick. deliver to Thomas de Hoton, son and heir of John son of Thomas de 
Hoton, the bailiwick of keeping the king's laund of Plumpton and his deer 
there, which belonged to- his grandfather at his death, as appears by an 
inquisition taken by Gilbert de Stapelton, late escheator this side Trent, 
together with the issues received thence since 25 October, in the 14th year 
of the king's reign, when the king took Thomas's homage and restored to 
him the lands that his grandfather held in chief. 

July 24. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Kaxfleet. Trent. Oilier to cause Robert de Fannteston, keeper of the manor of 
Feckenham, to have sixteen oaks fit for timber, in order to repair therewith 
the houses and buildings in the manor and the king's pond there. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

To Robert de Fannteston, keeper of the aforesaid manor. Order to 

expend up to 20 marks in repairing the houses and other buildings in the 

manor. By K. as above. 

To the same. Order to expend up to 5 marks in repairing the king's 

poud. By K. as above. 

July 20. To the treasurer and barons of the excheauer. Whereas the king, on 

Burstwick. 1 May, in the 8th yeair of his reign, committed to Eleanor, late the wife of 
Henry de Percy, tenant in chief, the custody of all the said Henry's lands 
in CO. York during the minority of Henry, his son and heir, rendering 
therefor 400Z. yearly to the exchequer, and afterwards, on 25 July, in the 
11th year of his reign, granted the above ferm in aid of the maintenance of 
Edward, earl of Chester, his son, to be received from Eleanor ; the king orders 
the treasurer and barons to audit Eleanor's account for all the time that 
she held the aforesaid lands, notwithstanding the above assignment to the 
earl of Chester and notwithstanding the separation of the payments, and to 
allow to her all payments made by her by virtue of orders previously sent 
to her. By p.s. [6603, 6604.] 

July 25. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 

Faxfleet. intermeddle further with the lands of John de Leyk and to restore the issues 

thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that he 

held nothing in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the custody 

of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 

July 26. 
Co wick. 



July 26. 
Fasfleet. 



July 26. 
Faxfleet. 



July 29. 
CoTvick. 



July 28. 
Cowick. 



Memhrane 41 — cont. 
To Thomas de Burgh, esclieator this side Trent. Order to assign dower 
to Hawisia, late the wife of William Galon, tenant in chief, upon her taking 
oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the 
manor of Westwode, whereof Richard de Rokesle was seised in demesne as 
of fee, was taken into the king's hands by reason of Richard's death, and 
was afterwards assigned iu dower to Joan, late the wife of Richard, by 
Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and heiress of 
Richard, and by Thomas de Ponyngs and Agnes his wife, younger daughter 
and heiress of Richard, and the manor was afterwards wrongly taken into 
the king's hands after Joan's death with the other lands that she held in 
chief, and the king afterwards caused Agnes's purparty thereof to be 
delivered to her and Thomas, retaining in his hands the manor with the 
other lands of the snid Joan for the purparty of the aferesaid Walter and 
Joan until he should make further order ; and partition has now been made 
in chancery of all the aforesaid lands, as well those that were taken into the 
king's hands after Richard's death as those that were so taken after Joan's 
death, which partition the king ordered the escheator to deliver to the heirs 
and parceners aforesaid ; the king, considering that the aforesaid manor 
ought not to have been taken into his hands after Joan's death, as the heirs 
and parceners were then of full age, and as Thomas and Agnes had their 
purparty of Joan's lands as is aforesaid, now orders the escheator to deliver 
to Walter and Joan the issues of the manor received by him. 

To Richard de Potesgrave, keeper of the lands of certain rebels in 
CO. Kent. Order to deliver to Thomas de Aldon, king's yeoman, his lands, 
goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands because he was 
agair.st the king in Ledes castle, and was an adherent of Bartholomew de 
Badelcsmere and other rebels, the king having pardoned him the suit of his 
peace and what pertains to him in this behalf. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldok. 

To Robert de Welle and Richard de Ayremynne, keepers of the bishopric 
of Winchester, void and in the king's hands. Order to retain the beasts 
and other implements concerning the bishopric, as ought to be done of 
right, and to permit sale to be made of the other beasts and chattels of 
R. the late bishop, fo that the money thence arising be put in deposit, and that 
the debts due to the king may be paid to him therefrom and from other 
things, according to the form sent to them on the king's behalf at another 
time. _ By K. 

To Roger de Waltham, keeper cf the wardrobe. As the king learns by 
inquisition taken by William de Leycestre ar.d John de Louthre, his clerks, 
that a ship called ' Portepeis' of Melecombe, laden with 20 barrels of 
wheaten flour and 500 quarters of beans by Thomas de Marlebergh, sherifE 
of Somerset and Dorset, and another ship 'called ' Seynte Marie Cogg' of 
Melecombe, laden with oO barrels of wheaten flour and 210 quarters of 
bfans by the said sheriff, which corn the king ordered to be bought and 
purveyed with other corn in his bailiwick and to be sent to Skymburnesse 
for the expedition of the Scotch war, were driven by storm on the voyage 
to Skymburnesse [ashore] at Alandby near Skymburnesse on Wednesday 
before St. Barnabas last, and were in such peril that 108| quarters of 
beans were thrown [overboard] from the former ship and two barrels of 
wheaten flour and 17^ quarters of beans were thrown [overboard] from the 
latter ship, and that the aforesaid victuals were wrecked (periclitata) and 
lost by sea-tempest and not by anyone's fault, the king orders the keeper to 
C^use the sheriff to have allowance for the corn thus lost. 



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1323. 

July 24. 

Faxfleet. 



July 22. 

Barstwick. 



July 26. 
Cowick. 



Membrane 41 — cont. 

To Henry de Coheham, constable of Tonebrugge castle and keeper of the 
king's forest there. Order to cause the king's clerk William de Chaillou, 
keeper of the king's works in his palace of Westminster, to have oaks fit for 
timber in the said forest and other dry timber {maherenium) of the king's 
in the constable's custody, as shall seem expedient to him and William, for 
the roof {cumulum) of the king's new chapel of the palace. By K. 

To John de Cherleton, mayor of the staple of wool. Although the king 
lately appointed him and others of his subjects to enquire concerning tres- 
passes against the charter of the staple and to execute other things con- 
tained in the king's commissions to them ; as however the king has caused 
the truce taken between the king and the subjects of the count of Flanders 
until Michaelmas next to be prorogued until Easter next, and the king has 
granted, amongst other things in the prorogation, that the merchants of 
Flanders and other alien merchants may until Easter go from this realm to 
parts beyond sea with their goods and merchandise without hindrance upon 
payment of the due customs, the king orders the said John to lay all other 
things aside and to go to the staple at St. Omer in Artoys, and to inform 
the merchants and his fellows of the same staple concerning the prorogation 
and the causes and conditions of the same, intimating to them that the king 
has granted the prorogation aforesaid for the evident convenience of his 
realm, and that it is his intention that after Easter the aforesaid charter of 
the staple shall retain its force in all things, and the said John is ordered to 
supersede meanwhile, or at least until further orders, the execution of tres- 
passes made against the charter. By K. 

To all and singular the merchants of the staple of wool at St. Omer in 
Artoys. Order to give credence to the aforesaid John de Cherleton, whom 
the king is sending to them to inform them concerning the aforesaid proro- 
gation of the truce, and to conduct themselves according to his counsel in 
these matters. The king wishes them to know that it is his intention that 
after Easter the charter of the staple shall retain its power. Bj K. 

To Robert de Heldene and Robert de Mucheldevre, late keepers of the 
lands of John de Somery, deceased, tenant in chief. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with certain lands in Hemeleye and Swyndon, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master 
John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent, that Roger de Engelfeld seven 
years ago demised the aforesaid lauds to John de Somery for life, and that 
after John de Somery's death Philip de Engelfeld, son and heir of Roger, 
entered the lands by Walter Beuyn his bailiff, and that he was seised thereof 
until the aforesaid keepers ejected him by reason of the aforesaid custody, 
and that the lands are in the king's hands solely for this reason. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to Master John Walewayn, escheator 
beyond Trent. 



Membrane 40. 

July 24. To Master Walter de Istlep, treasurer of Ireland. Order to deliver to 

Paxfleet. Hugh le Despenser, the younger, or to his attorney, all his lands in Walter's 
custody, and the issues thereof from the time when they were taken into the 
king's hands, the king having, on 16 April, in the 16th year of his reign, ap- 
pointed Walter supervisor and superior keeper of all the lands that belonged 
to the said Hugh, RogJr Darcory, and Hugh Daudele, the younger, in Ireland, 
as the king has restored to the aforesaid Hugh le Despenser all his lands 
and the issues thereof, upon the process against him being annulled by 
consideration of the king's court. By K. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1323. 

July 27. 
Cowick. 



July 26. 
Cowick. 



July 25. 
Cowick. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Whereas at the com- 
plaint of John Vanele and Olaisus Hourel of Brugge, merchants of Flanders, 
that, after the- truce lately made between the king's subjects and the men of 
the count of Flanders until Michaelmas next and proclaimed at Easter last, 
they and certain of their fellows loaded a ship in Flanders with wine, cloth, 
wax, and other wares, to the value of 900/., in order to bring the same to 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, John le Little, Roger Catour, Cokkus atte Wose, and 
certain others with them entered the ship by force on her voyage 
thither in the water of Tyne between Tynemuth and Newcastle, on 
Wednesday before St. George last, and assaulted the men and mariners of 
the ship, and arrested certain of them with the ship and goods, and 
dehvered them and the ship and a great part of the goods to the aforesaid 
mayor and bailitfs to be detained under arrest, taking away with them 
nevertheless a great part of the goods, the king ordered the mayor and 
bailiffs, if they found the premises to be true, to release the said men and 
the ship and goods, and the king caused the ship and goods in the posses- 
sion of the mayor and bailiffs to be delivered to the aforesaid merchants ; 
and the king now understands that the aforesaid Roger and Cokkus have 
returned to Newcastle ; he therefore orders the mayor and bailiffs to arrest 
the said Roger and Cokkus, and to cause them to be kept under safe cus- 
tody until the aforesaid merchants have been satisfied for all their goods 
that came into the possession of Roger and Cokkus. 

By K. on the information of Master B. de Baldok. 

To Richard de Bermyngham, constable of Bernard castle. Order to 
permit Elizabeth de Umframvill, countess of Angus {Danegos), to receive- 
50/. from the tenants of the towns of Lange Neuton and Neusom-on-Tese 
who have not been ruined by the Scots or otherwise and are most suiBcient 
to pay the above sum, the king having granted to her that sum yearly from 
the issues of the said towns, which are of the lordship of the castle, in the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of 
Warwick, to be received during the king's will by the hands of the tenants 
of those towns, together with a shelter {recaptaculo) wherein she may have 
convenient dwelling, as contained in the king's letters patent. 

To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order not 
toi pardon to any one the suit of the king's peace for the death of a man 
henceforth without consulting the king, and not to grant protections to those- 
who have been insurgents against the king and his progenitors, as the king 
has been heretofore frequently given to understand that, owing to the suit 
of the peace of him and his progenitors for the death of a man having been 
pardoned too liglitly by the justiciaries, and owing to protections for certain 
periods being granted to malefactors who had been insurgents against the 
king and his progenitors, during which time the malefactors were in the 
peace (de pace), and extorted during that time divers sums of money by 
intolerable threats from men who were in the peace, and many of them after 
such time have returned to their evil ways and have committed greater 
damage than before, the peace of the king and his progenitors in the people 
of that land and tranquillity have not flourished and does not now flourish, 
and homicides and divers other crimes have been perpetrated there with 
impunity (facilius). The king has ordered the chancellor of that land not 
to obey the justiciary if he send to him letters granting such pardons or 
protections. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to deliver to brother Roger Outlawe, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
.Jerusalem in Ireland, the king's chancellor there, all rolls, writs, inquisi- 
tions, ami memoranda of the chancery of Ireland of the king's time, and of 



17 EDWARD II. 



U 



1323. 



July 28. 
Cowick. 



Aug. 6. 

iKirkham. 



Aug. 9. 
Pickering. 



Aug. 8. 

Pickering. 



July 30. 
Cowick. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 
the time of his progenitors, to wit those that Walter de Kynefare, late 
keeper of the rolls of the said chancery, delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains when the king's Scotch enemies were in that land, to be kept 
by the prior to make execution and other things pertaining to the office of 
chancellor. 

To the sheriS of Westmoreland. Order to permit the abbot and convent 
of Hepp to receive four marks of yearly rent as below, as they and their 
predecessors have been wont to receive from the time of the making of the 
charter of Robert son of John de Veteri Ponte, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Robert de Barton and Henry de Warthecopp, that the 
aforesaid Robert granted to the abbey and convent by his charter 4 marks 
of yearly rent of his cornage due to him from certain of his tenants in co. 
Westmoreland, to wit from Thomas de Hellebeck and his heirs 2 marks of 
yearly rent for lands held of Robert in Ascom, from Robert de la Fierte and 
his heirs 1 mark of yearly rent for lands held of Robert in Milneburn, and 
from Eustace de Laval and his heirs 1 mark of yearly rent for lands held 
of Robert in Milneburn, to be received at two terms of the year, for the 
maintenance of a canon of the convent to celebrate divine service daily in the 
abbey for the dead, saving to Robert and his heirs the homages, wardships, 
reliefs, suits of court, and all other services that the said Thomus, Robert, 
and Eustace have been wont to render for the aforesaid lands in addition to 
the 4 marks aforesaid, and that the abbot and convent and their predeces- 
sors have always been in full and peaceful seisin of the above rent from 
the "time of the making of the charter until the rent was taken into the 
king's hands by the forfeiture of Roger de Clifford, the last lord of the 
aforesaid tenants. 

Afterwards, on 24 March, the like order was sent to the sheriff. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Monyword, who is incapacitated by illness and 
infirmity. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of Kyngeston-on-HuU. Order to permit merchants of Flanders and other 
alien merchants to go out of the realm to parts beyond sea with their goods 
until Easter next, upon payment of the due customs, in accordance witli the 
truce between the king and the subjects of Louis, count of Flanders. 
The like to the collectors in the following ports : 
Boston. Ipswich. 

Southampton. Lenne. 

London. Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

To John de Twayt, keeper of the manor of Brustwyk. Order to deliver 
to W. archbishop of York his passage Qver the water of Hull whore a 
bridge called ' Hull Brigg ' used to be, together with the issues received 
therefrom since it was tat en into the king's hands by the said John for 
certain reasons. The archbishop shall answer to the king for the issues of 
the passage if they ought to pertain to the king. 

To L. bishop of Durham, or to him who supplies his pl.ace, he being 
absent in remote parts. The king learns from the complaint of Dionisia, 
late the wife of John Page, that although John uuderwent the punishment 
of death by consideration of the king's court for being a rebel, the bishop 
nevertheless, at the prosecution of divers men in the bishopric, disquiets 
Dionisia in his court for debts for which the said complainants assert that 
John was bound to them, concerning which the bishop has not done her 
justice, although she has frequently besought him to do so ; as persons thus 
condemned to death in the king's court have neither heirs nor executors who 



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CALEN^DAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



3^323. Membrane AQ—cont. 

ought to be charged with their debts, the king orders the bishop not to 
aggrieve Diouisia in his rourt by reason of the said debts, and to release to 
her any distress that he may have levied, so conducting himself in this 
matter that it shall not behove the king to provide her with another remedy 
in the bishop's default. 

Aug. 12. To Richard de Mosele, constable of Pontefract castle Order to release 

Pickering. Robert de Dalton, knight, a late rebel, from prison in that castle, so that he 
may come to the king to make security for his good behaviour hereafter, as 
certain persons have prayed the king to deliver him and have made security 
for 100 marks, wherein they made fine to save the said Robert's life and for 
otlier things touching him in this behalf. By K. 

Aug. 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver Thomas Henry, one of the 

Pickering. society of the merchants of the Seali of Florence, who is imprisoned in 
Neugate at the suit of merchants of that society for an account to be 
rendered by him, to Hufih Bovill, knight, chamberlain of Charles, king of 
France, and Master Andrew de Florencia, clerk, J.C.P., envoys of the king 
of France, if the merchants of the society consent, to be taken by the envoys 
to the presence of the king of France, who has requested the king to send 
the said Thomas to his presence, as the merchants of the society have been 
receivers of the issues of divers of his lands to a considerable sum, for which 
they are still bound to render him account, and the said Thomas was factor 
of the matter of the receipr,, and the merchants cannot render their account 
to the king of France without him. The envoys have promised, on behalf 
of the king of France, to cause the said Thomas to be brought back into 
this realm before Christmas, to stay in the aforesaid prison in the same 
state as he is in now. \_Fcedera.'\ By K. 

To the sherilT of Linroln. Order to pay to John de Baryngton, constable 
of Somerton castle, 10 marks for his expenses about mowing * the king's 
demesne corn of that castle this autumn. 

By K. on the information of Master R. de Bald[ok]. 

To John de Lancastre, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Lancaster. 
Order to deliver to Robert de Dalton, knight, his lands, which were taken 
into the king's hands because he was a rebel, as he has made ransom with 
the king for his life and lands ; provided that if the lands, or any of them, 
have been demised at ferm by the king's orders, Robert shall satisfy the 
fermers by the keeper's view for their reasonable costs and expenses in the 
lands from the time of the demises. By K. 

The like to the following keepers : 

Thom.is Deyvill, in co. York. 

Robert de Gaddesby, in co. Leicester. 

Roger de Belgrave, in the same county. 

John de Kylvyngtou, in co. York. 

A,ug. 19. To Roger Heroun, constable of Dunstanburgh castle. Order to expend 

Pickering, up to 100*. in repairing an ancient hall in the castle or another house there, 

in order to place the king's victuals therein. By K. 

Aug. 18. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Pickering, meddle further with a bovate of land and a moiety of a messuage in Wild- 
mersley, and to restore to Matilda, daughter of Robert le Mareschal of 
Wyldmersley, wife of William son of Gilbert le Sponer, the issues received 
therefrom since the said William's death, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that William married the said Matilda, and that she 
had by hereditary descent after her father'n death, whose heir she was, the 



Aug. 17. 
Pickering. 



Aug. 17. 

Pickering. 



The intranda of the enrolment is probably a mis-reading of metenda. 



17 EDWA.KD II. 



13 



1323. Metnbrane 40 — cont. 

said bovate and moiety, and that the bovate and moiety were taken into the 
king's hands by Gilbert de Stapelton, late esoheator this side Trent, 
because William went to Scotland and adhered to the king's enemies there 
until the time of his death, and that the said Gilbert (sic) was slain in 
Mitford castle whilst in enmity to the king. 

Ang. 16. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Rckering. elected in place of Thomas de Akholt, who is incapacitated by blindness. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 

place of Tliomas Cuth, who is incapacitated by perpetual illness and 

infirmity. 

Aug. 22. To Philip de Middilton, keeper of the castle and manor of Mongomery. 

Pickering. Order to expend up to 20 marks in repairing the houses within the castle. 

ByK. 

Aug. 20. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Pickering, dower of the manors of Godington, CO. Oxford, and Gestingthorp, co. Essex, 
to be assigned to Eleanor, late the wife of Guy Ferre, tenant in chief, which 
manors Guy held at his death of the grant of the late king to him and the 
heirs of his body, and which have reverted to the king because Guy died 
without an heir of his body. 

Aug. 20. To John de Kylvyngton, keeper of the castle and honour of Pykeryng. 

Pickering. Order to permit William de Daleby, hermit of Daleby, to have pasture in 
the said forest for three cows with their i^sue of three years, as Ihe king 
has granted that he shall have pasture in the forest for life and so long as 
lie remain a hermit there for one cow and its issue of two years, in addition 
to the pasture for two cows and their issue for two years that he has now. 

By K. 



Aug. 2. 
Co wick. 



Aug. 5, 
Escrick. 



Aug. 6. 
Kirkham. 



Membrane 39. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest beyond 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Dene. Order to 
cause Kobert de Sapy, constable of St. Briavels castle, to have twelve oaks 
fit for timber from the said forest in order to repair the houses of the castle. 

ByC. 

To the aforesaid Robert. Order to expend up to 20/. in repairing the 
houses of the castle. By 0. 

To the keeper of the honour of Tuttebeiy. Order not to distrain William 
de Caumpvill for homage for the lands that he holds in chief as of that 
honour, as the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [6626]. 

To W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer. As the king understands for 
certain that Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygeraor, the king's enemy and 
rebel, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London, has broken the prison 
and escaped from the Tower by night, and that during the perpetration of 
this sedition Stephen de Segrave, late constable of the Tower, and many 
others in the Tower were poisoned by artifice (subdole), and thab Stephen 
in consequence is so seriously ill that he is now insufficient for the safe 
custody of the Tower, and as the king fully confides in the fidelity and 
circumspection of the treasurer, he has caused a commission to him of the 
custody of the Tower and its appurtenances to be sent to him, and enjoins 
and requests him to go to the Tower with his household and others whom 
he wishes to take with him under the pretext of visiting the treasure or 
other pretext, and when he has entered the Tower, to shew his commission, 



14 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



i;i23. 



July 31. 

Cowick. 



Aug. 0. 
Kirkham. 



Aug. 10. 
LocktOD. 



Aug. 14. 
Pickering. 



Aug. 12. 
Pickering. 



Membi-ane 39 — cont. 
and to receive the custody of the Tower according to the commission, and 
to cause it to be kept safely by himself or another in whom he can confide 
fully. By K. 

To John de Beimengeham, earl of Loneth, justiciary of Ireland, or to 
him who supplies his place. As the king has ordained by his council that 
henceforth a clerk appointed by him shall have the custody of the writs and 
rolls before the justic[iaries] of that land and those who supply their places 
in pleas following the iustic[iaries] and those who supply their places, and 
the king has committed that office to Henry de Thrapeston, and wills that 
Henry, by himself or by other clerks for whom he will answer, shall 
execute and exercise all things pertaining to the custody of the writs and 
rolls and of indictments, records, bills, and all other things touching the said 
pleas, and shall receive in all things from the justic[iariesj and those who 
supply their places as other clerks having that office heretofore have been 
wont to receive, the king orders the justiciary or him who supplies his place 
to deliver the aforesaid office with all things touching it to the said clerk, 
and to pay to him what he ought to receive for himself and his clerks. 

By K. and O. 

The like to the justiciary of Ireland for the time being or for the future, 
or to him who supplies his place, under date 5 August. 

To the bailiffs of Kyngeston-on-Hull Order to deliver to Ludekyn de 
Aresto, merchant of Almain, a weigh (peciam) of wax, or its value, and 
41. lOs. Od. in money by tale, which they arrested by virtue of a writ of judg- 
ment under the seal of John de Cherleton, mayor of the Staple, whom the 
king lately appointed with others to enquire concerning trespasses against 
the Staple, for a trespass committed by Ludekyn against the Staple, as the 
king wishes to shew special grace to Ludekyn. By K. 

To William de Leycestre, clerk, and brother Nicholas de Flamstede, monk 
of St. Albans Order not to intermeddle further with the custody of the 
priory of Bynham, a cell of the abbey of St. Albans, or with any thing per- 
taining thereto, although the king lately caused the priory to be taken into 
his hands, by reason of divers destructions made therein, until its estate 
should be relieved, the custody whereof he committed to them, as he now 
understands that the priory and the estate thereof is improving (est in 
relevando). By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
John Darcy, late sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, and to cause allowance 
to be made to him in his account at the exchequer for what they shall find 
he expended in the buying and carriage of seven cartloads of lead, which he 
bought, by virtue of the king's order by writ of privy seal to buy and purvey 
twelve cartloads of lead and to send them to York, in order to cover there- 
with the houses within the tower of York castle, notwithstanding that he 
delivered the seven cartloads to John de Twynge, tlie king's serjeant, at 
Nottingham by order of the king, to be carried thence to York. By K. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Cotes, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Alesia, late the wife of Kalph, baron of Craystock, tenant in chief, the 
following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 
manor of Grymthorp, co. York, of the yearly value of 30Z. 16*. \d.; certain 
lands in Thorneton-on-the-Moor {stiper Moram), in that county, of the 
yearly value of 9/. 6s. lOrf. ; a third of two parts of the manor of Dufton, 
CO. Westmoreland, which two parts are of the ye.irlv value of 13/. 9* 4irf. ; 
a third of two parts of the manor of Craystok, co."Cumberland, which two 



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parts are of the yearly value of 111. \\s. Sfrf. ; two parts of the manor of 
Ulghham, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 21/. 13s. 4rf. ; two 
parts of a moiety of the manor of Great Benton, which two parts are of the 
yearly value of 9/. Qs. 8d. ; certain lands in Spyryden in the same county, 
of the yearly value of 7s. lO^d. ; certain lands in Thornburn, in tlie same 
county, of the yearly value of 6s. 6^d. ; certain lands in Rydyng', in the 
same county, of the yearly value of 21s. ; certaia lands in Northmiddelton, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 2s. ; certain lands in Hertburn, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 17s. 4d. ; two parts of a quarter 
of the manor of Angerton, iu the same county, which two parts are of tlie 
yearly value of 61. 13s. 8d. 

Memorandum, that the aforesaid lands in co. Northumberland are ex- 
tended according to what they used to be worth in time of peace, and that 
now they are worth nothing. 

Sept. 27. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent Like order to deliver 
Haywra. to Alesia the following of the said Ralph's lands : a third of two parts of a 
messuage in Wyboldeston, co. Bedford, which two parts are of the yearly 
value of 6s. 8rf. ; 40 acres of arable land there, of the yearly value of 13s. 4c?., 
each acre at 4d. ; an acre of meadow there, of the yearly value of 2s. Ad. ; a 
third of a several fl.shery there, which fishery is worth 2s. yearly ; a third of 
a yearly rent of four capons, which capons are worth 8rf. ; a third of the 
rents and services of twelve villeins, which are worth 43s. 6rf. yearly ; a 
third of 23s. 8d. of vearly rent from certain free ten.ints there ; and a third 
of the pleas and perquisites of the court, which are not extended. 

Aug. 22. To the sheriff of York. Whereas it is found by an inquisition taken by 
Kckeriug. William de Ayremynne, Humphrey de Waleden, aud John de Kylvyugton, 
by the oath of the foresters, verderers, regarders, and otber ministers of the 
forest of Pykeryng', and of other lawful mtn of that county, that the fol- 
lowing persons committed trespasses of venison in the forest after it came 
into the king's hands as escheat by the forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster : to wit, that on Saturday after St. Nicholas, in the 16th year of 
the king's reign, William de Askeby and William son of Robert Todde 
came into the place called ' Crossedale ' towards the north, and there 
William de Askeby slew a hind, and carried the venison to the house of 
Robert Campioun of Faimsnby, and Alan son of the said Robert and 
Juliana, Robert's wife, received the venison, with Robert's knowledge and 
consent, for the use of brother Austin (Astini) Stalworthman, a lay-brother 
of the abbey of Ryvaus, then gi-anger of Kekelmareys, who received and 
had part of the venison ; and that on Friday before St. Thomas the Apostle, 
in the aforesaid year, Roger Drye, Richard Drie, John le Someter of the 
abbot of Whyteby, Henry Parker, Peter Daclom, Peter his groom, William 
de Elredby, John Paulyn, the said Peter's groom, and Walter le Hunter came 
with bows and arrows and live greyhounds, three of which belonged to the 
abbot, into the place called ' Yearnolfsbek,' and there took a young hart 
(soMrMTO ceri'i), and carried the venison away with them; and that on Friday 
the feast of Midsummer, in the aforesaid year, Peter Daclom, Peter his groom, 
William Delredby, John Paulyn, Peter's groom, William Page of Aton, 
William son of Ralph da Ruston, Walter le Honter, John de Seton, 
Ambrose de laChaumbre, and Robert Capoun, knight, came with five grey- 
hounds, bows and arrows to the moor of Hoton, and there took a young hart 
(sourum cervi), and carried the venison away with them ; and that on Wed- 
nesday the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, in the aforesaid year, John de 
Faucomberge and Robert Capoun, knights, Robert Blaner, William son of 
Ralph de Ruston, Walter le Honter, Peter Daclom, Peter his groom, 
William Dalredby, John Paulyn, William Page of Aton, Ambrose de la 



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Chaumbre, John de Seton, Richard de Wyresdale, William de Boythorp, 
Richard le Forester, Thomas Dounyour, and William de Eston, forester, 
came into the place called 'Le T/ylhowwang and Ellerbek' with eight grey- 
hounds, bows and arrows, and there look a hart and a hind, and carried the 
s.Tid venison away with them to Skelton castle ; and that on Friday the 
morrow ol Martinmas, in the aforesaid year, Robert Capoun, knight, Robert 
son of Marmaduke de Tweng, acd eight unknown men with bows and 
arrows and four greyhounds ca'ne to the place called ' Ellerbek,' and there 
took a hart and two other deer (feras), and carried the venison away; and 
that on Thursday before the Invention of the Holy Cross, in the aforesaid 
year, Robert Capoun and seventeen unknown men came with bows and 
arrows and greyhounds to the place called ' Ellerbek ' against the assize of 
the Forest for the purpose of doing evil, but they took nothing; and ihat 
on Friday after the Translation of St. Thomas last, Adam son of Simon the 
miller of Farndale, Richard son of John the miller, and three unknown men 
came to the place called ' Petrenedle,' and there took two hinds, and when 
they were proclaimed by the foresters, Ihey left one hind, which the fores- 
ters carried to Pykeryng castle, and the said malefactors carrisd the other 
away with them ; and that in summer, in the 15th year, William de Shupton, 
forester, came into the Hay of Scalby to a place called ' Steppiaate,' and 
there slew a hind, and carried the venison to his chamber in Scaleby ; and 
that in the time of William le Wode, parker, William de Askeby came 
into the park of Blandeby to do harm upon the venison, but that he took 
nothing ; that William de Askeby and another man unknown came into the 
moor of Kynthorp on their way to the said park for the like purpose, and 
William le Wode, then parker, followed them, and spoke with William, 
from whom he took as a gift a silk purse and 12d., so that he should not 
reveal the said deed to any one, and that Adam de Loudon was the cym- 
panion of William le Wode, parker, to commit liarm in the park, but they 
[the jurors] do not know what they took Iherein, but that what evil was 
done was done in the time of the said William : the king orders the 
sheriff to take with him John de Rithre, and to arrest all the aforesaid 
men and Juhana, and to deliver them to John de Kylvynton, keeper of 
Pykeryng castle, whom the king has ordered to receive them and to keep 
them in prison in the castle until further orders. By K. 

Aug. 10. To John de Kilv/ngton, keeper of the castle and honour of Pykeryng. 

Pickering. Order to cause a stone-wall barbican {barbicanum muro lapideo) to be 
constructed before the gate of the castie, and to construct therein a gate- 
way with a drawbridge {ponte vei-stitili), and a new chamber over the said 
gateway, and a new private postern (posticitm) in the castle wall neir the 
king's tower, and to construct a roof anew for a chamber near the little 
hall, and lo cover that roof and the roof of the little kitchen within Ihe 
castle with stone tiles, and to remove the old roof of the prison within 
the castle, and to make the roof entirely (planum) anew, and to cover it 
with lead, and to parget (perjactare) the walls of the castle and of the 
tower inside and outside, and to cleanse and enlarge the ditches about 
the ca.stle, as the king has enjoined upon him by word of mouth. By K. 

Membrane 38. 

Aug. 20. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
Pickering, intermeddle further with the manor of Boclond, co. Surrey, which he has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Guy Ferre, the 
younger, and to restore the issues received thence since Guy's death, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Guy Ferre granted 
the reversion of the manor to John Claron by fine, and that the manor is 



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Aug. 30. 
Greenhow. 



Aug. 28. 
Greenhow. 



Aug. 26. 
Dauby. 



1323. Memhrane 38— co«<. 

held of the fee of the earl of Gloucester by knight service, and that Guy 
died without an heir of himself, and it appears by part of a fine levied in ihe 
late king's court before Kalph de Hengham and his fellows, then justices of 
the Bench, between the .'■aid Guy, demandant, and Guy Ferre, the elder, 
deforciant, that the latter granted to the former the aforesaid manor and 
the advowson of the church of the manor, to him and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder, in default of such heirs, to the aforesaid John, to have 
and to hold to him and the heirs of his body. 

To the keeper of the castle of Wyggemor, in the king's hands by tlie for- 
feiture of Roger de Mortno Mari of Wyggemor. Order to permit Edmund, 
earl of Kent, to enter the castle with his household, and to stay therein 
during his pleasure, as often as he may wish. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Eccleshale, who was lately elected, who can- 
not execute the duties of the office as he dwells continuously at Sutton-on- 
Sore, CO. Nottingham, in a remote part of that county. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Swalefeld, co. Berks, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John de Sancto Johanne of Lageham and Margery his wife, who were 
enfeoffed thereof jointly , held the manor on the day of John's death, to thera 
and John's heirs, by sui'render of Beatrice de Gyse by fine levied in the 
king's court, and that the manor is held by knight service of the heir of the 
earl of Warwick, a minor in the king's wardship. 

To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Wolkenestede, co. 
Surrey, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
aforesaid John and Margery held the manor for their lives by the render of 
John de Ifeld by fine levied in the king's court, with remaiuder to John son 
of the aforesaid John, and that the manor is held of John de Warblyngton 
by the service of a pair of gilt spurs. 

Aug. 24. To the same. Order to assign dower to the aforesaid Margery, upon her 

Danby. taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Vacated, because it was restored. 

Aug. 26. To the same. Order to deliver to John son of the said John de Sancto 

Danby. Johanne and to Katherine, daughter of Geoffrey de Say, the manor of 
Great Barton, co. Oxford, and the issues received therefrom since the 
escheator took it into the king's hands upon the death of the said John de 
Sancto Johanne, as the king harns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the said John de Sancto Johanne held the manor for life of the render 
of John de Ifeld by fine levied in the king's court by his licence, with 
reversion to the aforesaid John, his son, and to the said Katherine, and to 
the heirs of John's body, -with remainder, in default of such heirs, 
to the right heirs of the said John, and that the manor is held of the king 
in chief by knight service. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter de Pateshull, who cannot attend to the 
duties of the ofRce because he is clerk of the bailiffs of Northampton. 

Aug. 31. To Alan de Oubbeldyk, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Lincoln. 

Greenhow. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Matilda, late the wife of Giles 
Randolf of Nortkelsey, of a messuage, two bovates of land, and 24 acres of 
meadow in Nortkelsey, which were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the adhesion of John Haunsard to John de Moubray, the king's rebel, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert de Malberthorp, Gilbert de 
Toudeby, and Peter de Ludyugton that the said Giles was seised of the 

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premises in his demesne as of fee on the day when he married Matilda and 
for five years afterwards, when he alienated them to John Haunsard and 
Juliana his wife and John their son, and to the heirs of their son, and that 
this alienation was made fourteen years ago, and that there is no cause why 
Matilda should not have her dower thereof, and that Giles died in the quin- 
zaine of Easter last, and that Matilda never released her right of dower 
therein to the said John, Juliana and John, and that the tenements are 
held of John de Hardhull by the service of 2 marks yearly. 

Sept. 4. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Whorlton. dower to be assigned to Juliana, late the wife of Philip Maubaunk, tenant 

(Wherwelton.') -^y knight service of the heir of John Biset, tenant in chief, a minor in the 

king's wardship, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 

licence. 

Sept. 6. To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of certain forfeited lands in cos. Cumberland 

Darlington, and Westmoreland. Order to deliver to Ermeiarde, late the wife of John 
de Hartcla, the following of the said John's lands, which the king has 
assigned to her in dower, John's lands having come to Andrew de Hartcla, 
a late rebel, by John's feoffment, and having come to the king's hands by 
reason of Andrew's rebellion : 5 messuages, a third of a messuage, 20 acres 
of land, 3 acres of meadow, and a third of an acre of meadow in Penreth, 
CO. Cumberland, of the yearly value of 5 marks ; certain lauds in Gaytscales, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 39*. ; certain lands in Kyrkeby- 
thore, in co. Westmoreland, of the yearly value of Is. 8d. ; a quarter of a 
water-mill in Helton Bakoun, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
6s. 8d. ; four messuages and 7 bovates of land in Slegil, in the same county, 
of the yearly value of 14s. ; 10 acres of land in the same town, of the 
yearly value of 2s. 6d. ; a moiety of an acre of meadow in the same town, 
of the yearly value l^d. ; 7s. l^d. of rent in Ullysby, in the said county, 
from the free-tenants there : with provision that the premises shall revert 
to the king after Ermeiarde's death. By K. 

To Thomas de Burgo, escheator this side Trent. Like order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Ermeiarde the following lands : a third of the chief 
messuage in Holme ; 2^ acres of land and a third of half an acre of meadow 
there, in co. York, of the yearly value of 5s. 4d. ; 5 bovates in the same 
town, of the yearly value of 33s. id. ; two cottages in the same town, of the 
yearly value of 5s. ; a moiety of a windmill in the same town, which 
moiety is of the yearly value of 8s. ; and 4s. of rent in the same town from 
the free tenants there. By K. 

Sept. 9. To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the forfeited lands in co. Westmoreland. 

Barnard Castle. Order to permit the prior of Wederhale to take 20 cartloads of dead wood in 
the king's wood of Wynnefel, according to the charter of John de Veteri 
Ponte, and as he has been wont to have, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Robert de Barton and Henry de Warthecop, in the presence of 
John de Skelton, supplying Anthony's place in Wynnefel, that John de 
Veteri Ponte, formerly lord of Westmoreland, granted by charter to the 
church of St. Mary's York, and to the prior and monks of Wederhale 
20 loads of dead wood to be taken yearly from the dead wood lying in his wood 
of Wynnefel, in frankalmoin, so that if they were unable to find sufficient 
dead wood lying therein, they might take standing dead wood to make up 
the 20 cartloads, by the view of his forester, and that the prior or monks of 
Wederhale have always taken the said dead wood yearly without hindrance 
until the aforesaid wood came to the king's hands by the forfeiture of Roger 
de Clifford, the king's rebel. 
Sept. 12. To John de Kilvyngton, keeper of the castle and honour of Pikeryng. 

Barnard Castle. Order to deliver to John de Bulmere a toft, 17 acres of land, and a yearly 



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rent of 20d. in Pikeryng, tof^ether with the issues received therefrom since 
they were taken into the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the keeper that Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, on 12 December, 
in the 12th year of his reign, granted to the said John for life the toft, land, 
and rent aforesaid, which had belonged to John de Thormodby, together 
with the reversion of certain lands that Ellen, late the wife of William de 
Thormodby, holds in dower of the inheritance of the said John de Thor- 
modby, and with the services that she used to make to John de Thormodby, 
the said John de Bulmere rendering therefor to the earl Id. yearly, and 
that John de Bulmere, in consideration of this grant, granted to the earl 
his purparty of the forestry in Pikeryng forest, together with his purparty 
of certain land in Loketon, which Walter Boye formerly held, and tliat John 
de Bulmere continued his seisin of the said lands in Pikeryng from the said 
12 December until they were taken into the king's hands with other lands 
of the earl by reason of his forfeiture, and that they are in the king's hands 
for this reason and no other, and are worth 10*. yearly in all issues, and 
that the purparties granted to the earl by John are worth 26*. 8rf. The 
reversion of the said lands to the king after John's death is saved. 

Sept. 16. To John Wroth, keeper of the manors of Monyton and Dilue. Order to 

Barnard Castle, pay to Katherine de Audele, a recluse of Ledebury, 30/. yearly out of 

his ferm of the said manors until further orders, tlie king having granted 

her that sum yearly for her maintenance. By K. 

By the roll, because it was sealed at another time. 

Sept. 17. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Eichmond. dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of John de Clare, tenant by 
knight service of the lands of the bishopric of Lincoln, in the king's hands, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Sept. 15. To Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of Wales, or to him who supplies his 
Barnard Castle, place. Whereas the king, on 23 P'ebruary, in the 1 1th year of his reign, 
committed to Edmund de Dynieton, his clerk, his manor of Neugolf with the 
mills of Neugolf, Kaernarvan, and Bodelok, their fisheries and appurten- 
ances, for 10 years from Michaelmas then last past, rendering therefor 
to the exchequer of Kaernarvan as much as had been usually rendered 
therefor and 40s. of increment ; and the king afterwards, on 14 iS'ovember, 
in the 12th year of his reign, at the request of the said clerk, committed the 
premises to Hugh de Foston to hold for 10 years from Michaelmas then 
last past, according to the form of the commission to the said clerk ; 
and the said Hugh has died: the king orders the justiciary to permit the 
king's clerk John de EUerker, the younger, executor of the will of the 
aforesaid Hugh, to have and hold the manor with their mills and appurten- 
ances during the term of the said 10 years, and to restore to him anything 
he may have received (herefrom. 

Sept. 16. To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Aber with the mills of 
Bichmond. Aber, which the king, on 23 February, in the 11th year of his reign, com- 
mitted to the aforesaid Edmund de Dynieton, to hcdd for TO years from 
Michaelmas tlien last past, rendering therefor the usual ferm and 20s. 
of increment yearly, the king having afterwards, on 14 November, in the 
12th year of his reign, committed the same to the aforesaid Hugh for 
10 years fropi Michaelmas then last past. 

Sept. 20. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

Kirkby meddle further with the lands of John son of William de Erlegh, and to 

Malzeard. restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 

escheator that he held nothing of the king in chief at his death by reason 

whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

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]^323. Membrane 38 — cont. 

Sept. 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
Kirkby. pay to John de Alhi, constable of Crakfergus in Ireland, the arrears of 
100 marks yearly that he ought, according- to an indenture made between 
him aijd the king, to receive for the custody of the said castle, which the 
king lately ordered them by writ of liberate to pay to the said John, and to 
pay him that sum yearly henceforth. 

By K. on the information of Master Robert de Baldot. 



Aug. 29. 
Gre^enhow. 



Aug. 24. 

Edgeton. 



Aug. 29. 
Greenhow. 



Membrane 37. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause John son of Thomas de 
Ferrers to have seisin of a messuage, 20 acres of land, and 2 acres of 
meadow in Great Lokesle, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that William son of Richard le Hore of Frodeswell and Alice his 
wife, who were outlawed for felony, held the premises of the said John, and 
that they have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that 
Robert le Hunte had the king's year, day, and waste, and ought to answer 
to the king for the same. 

To John de Kilvyngton, keeper of the lands of certain rebels in co. York. 
Order to pay to Isabella, late the wife of Gilbert de Briddeshale, the arrears 
of 8 marks yearly out of the issues of the manor of Ilugate from the time 
when it was taken into the king's hands, and to restore the manor to her 
to be held in dower, unless he think it more to the king's advantage to 
retain the manor in his hands for the unexpired year of the two years after 
the death of Bartholomew Bakun, iu which case he is ordered to p,«iy her 
8 marks for that year, and to restore the manor to her at the end of the 
year, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the keeper that Isabella 
was dowered of the aforesaid manor at the church door by the said Gilbert 
on Thursday before Christmas, 22 Edward I., and that Gilbert dowered her 
of the manor by charter, and that Gilbert afterwards demised the manor to 
the aforesaid Bartholomew for life and for two years after his death for the 
execution of his will, rendering therefor to Gilbert 8 marks yearly, and that 
Isabella accepted the demise after Gilbert's death, and that she received the 
said sura yearly from Bartholomew from St. Nicholas, 20 Edward I, until 
St. Barnabas, in the fifteenth year of the present reign, when the manor was 
taken into the king's hands by reason of Bartholomew's adherence to certain 
rebels, and that she received the 8 marks in name of dower in form aforesaid. 
If the manor have been demised at ferm by the king's order, Isabella shall 
satisfy the fermers for their expenses iu the manor from the time of the 
demise by the keeper's view. By p.s. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Berko. Whereas the king lately ordered him not to intermeddle further 
with a messuage and two carucates of land iu Scryvenham, because it was 
found by inquisition that Ralph son of John de Wylyngton was seised 
thereof by feoffinent of the said John, who enfeoffed him thereof on Monday 
after St. Margaret, in tlie 15th year of the king's reign, to him and the 
heirs of his body, and that Ralph continued his seisin from the said Monday 
until the Epiphany following, when the premises were seised into the king's 
hands by John de Brampton, then sheriff of that county, because the afore- 
said John was an adherent of the rebels, and that Ralph did not adhere to 
the rebels and was not an adherent in his father's rebellion, and it is now 
found by another inquisition taken by the keeper by the king's order that 
13/. \9s. 6d. of rent of freemen and bondmen and boon-works of bondmen, 
with a moiety of the perquisites of the hundred of Shriveaham, which formerly 



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Aug. 30. 
Greeohow. 



Aug. 31. 
Greenhow. 



1323. Membrane 37 — cont. ~ 

belonged to Ihe said John in the manor of Shrivenliam, pertain' to the aforesaid 
messuage and two carucates, and that William Longispeye, sometime earl 
of Salisbury, was seised of the said messuage and land, and that the said 
rent, boon-works, and moiety of the perquisites then pertained to the 
messuage and land, and that the earl enfeoffed Reginald de Albo Monasterio, 
ancestor of the aforesaid John de Wylyngton, of the aforesaid messuage and 
land, and John was seised thereof together with the rent, boon-works and 
moiety aforesaid, and so from lieir to heir successively until John enfeoffed 
Ralph of. the messuage and land, and that the rent, work.», and moiety afore- 
said pertain to the said messuage and land, and that they were taken into 
the king's hands with the messuage and land for the above reason; the king 
orders the keeper not to intermeddle further with the aforesaid rent, boon- 
works, and moiety, and to restore the issues thereof to Ralph. By C. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to molest 
Thomas de Benton for the issues of two parts of the manor of" Great Benton, 
CO. Northumberland, which were demised to him by Ralph, late bai-on of 
Graystok, for his life, as the king has assigned the two parts in dower to 
Alesia, late the wife of Ralph. 

To the same. Order to cause partition of a messuage in Wormhnll, 
CO. Derby, to be made between Elizabeth, eldest sister {sic) and co-heiress 
of Richard Danyel of Tyddeswell, tenant in chief, whom Thomas Meverel, 
deceased, married, and Katherine, the second daughter (sic) and co- heiress 
of Richard, and Joan, the third daughter {sic) and co-heiress, so that efich 
of them have an equivalent portion of the tenement, and that Elizabeth 
have a portion suitable to her esnecy, as it was the king's intention that they 
should have equivalent portions when he assigned a third of the messuage 
to each of them. If it be necessary to deliver a better part of the messuage 
to any of the heiresses as in the easement of houses or other things, he is to 
cause due compensation therefor to be made to the others out of other lands 
of the inheritance. 

Aug. {sic) 6. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Whorlton. dower to be assigned to Margaret, late the wife of Nicholas Pecche, tenant 

(JVherleton.') jjj dji^f^ upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence, 
according to the extent made by the escheator or others to be made, if 
necessary, in the presence of Richard Pecche, son aud heir of Nicholas, 
if he choose to attend. 

Sept. 4. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Whereas Robert de Musgrave, burgess and 

Darlington, merchant of Newcastle-on-Tyne, lately caused his ship called ' La Cudbert,' 
value 140/. sterling, with her tackle, whereof Thomas de Bayous is master, 
to be loaded at Newcastle with 110 chaldrons {celdras) of sea-coal, price 
27/. 10^. Od., and 70 mill stones, price 38/., and victuals to the value of 10/., 
together with 30/. in money, on Monday before Whitsuntide last, for the 
purpose of taking them to Le Bay in Poitou to trade there with them, and 
Claysus son of William, Claysus son of Martin, Wyserus Ernaud, William 
Orraeson, and certain other malefactors of the power of the count of 
Zeeland, [attacked] the said ship on her voyage on the eve of Whitsuntide 
on the sea opposite Sandwich, and attacked the men in her, to wit the said 
Thomas and fourteen of his mates, and carried the ship away with them, 
together with the goods aforesaid and the beds, chests, and other thinga of 
the said mariners to the value of 15/., and the king wrote the count request- 
ing him to cause restitution and satisfaction to be made therefor to the said 
merchant, but the count has failed to do him justice, although he besought 
him to do so by the said Thomas, Robert son of Richard, Robert Plemyng, 
and John Molmer, broker {abrocatorem) of Bruges, his attorneys, as the 



22 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. Membrane 37 — cont. 

mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle have testified by their letters patent; the 
king, wishing to aid the said merchant in the recovery (if his ships and 
goods, orders the sherifi to arrest the goods and wares of the men and 
merchants of the count's power in his bailiwick to the value of 100/., in 
part satisfaction of the aforesaid 260/. \0s. Od., and to cause the same to be 
kept safely until the merchant have been satisfied for the former sum. 
The king has ordered the bailiffs of the Tolbooth of Bishop's Lenne to 
arrest goods to the value of 50/., and the mayor and bailiffs of King's Lenne 
to arrest goods to the value of 50/., and the sheriff of York to arrest goods 
to the value of 60/. 10s. Od. 

Sept. 7. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to in- 

Barnard Castle, termeddle further with 12/. of rent in Berewyk and Wyngeton, co, Sussex, 
and with the manor of Gretham, co. Southampton, and with the manor of 
Scrouteby, co. Norfolk, and with the manor of Plumpton and certain lands 
in Flecchyng, co. Sussex, and with the manor of Berecompe, and certain 
lands in Stapelford, with the advowson of the church of that town which he 
has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Isabella, late the 
wife of Hugh Bardolf, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Master James de Moun gave to 
her the said rent in Berewyk and Wyngeton and the manors of Gretham and 
Scrouteby by fine levied between them in the king's court, and that William 
Bardolf gave to her the manor of Plumpton and the lands in Flecchyng for 
her life, with remainder to Thomas Bardolf and his heirs, and that she held 
the manor of Berecompe in dower, and the lands in Stapelford and the 
advowson for life only of the inheritance of the said Thomas, and that the 
manors and lands are not held of the king but of divers other lords. 

To the same. Like orders concerning the manor of Adynton, co. Surrey, 
and the manor of Whatton, co. Hertford, which are held in chief of the 
king, as the king learns by inquisition that Master James de Moun granted 
them to the aforesaid Isabella for her life by fine levied between them in the 
king's court by the king's licence, with remainder to Thomas Bardolf. 

Sept. 11. To Henry le Scrop, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
Barnard Castle, supplies his place. Order to resume into the forest all the king's demesne 
woods that he shall ascertain were afforested at the time of the making of 
the charter of the Forest of Henry III., and that have been afterwards 
put outside the Forest contrary to the said charter, and to hold them as 
forest until further orders, notwithstanding any perambulation made in the 
late king's time or since. By p.s. 

Sept. 16. To the same. Order to cause the sheriff of York to have six oaks fit for 

Barnard Castle, timber in the forest of Galtres, for certain works in York castle enjoined 

upon him by the king. By K. 

Sept. 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede the king's late order to take 

Barnard Castle. John de Faucomberge, knight, amongst others for trespass of venison in the 

forest of Pykeryng', and the order to deliver him to John de Kylvyngton, 

constable of Pykeryng' castle, as he has submitted himself to the king's 

grace. By p,s. [6677.] 

The like to John de Rythre. By p.s. 

Sept. 15, To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
JBichmond. be elected in place of Roger de la Legh, deceased. 

To Ed. Dacre, keeper of the chace of Bouland. Order to cause 40*. to 
be expended in repairing the paling of the king's park of Beddon, within 
the said chace, by the view of the keeper, of thekipg's stores {instauratoris) . 

ByC. 



17 EDWAED II. 



23 



1323. 

Sept. 16. 
Bichmond. 



Sept. 20. 

Kiikby 

Malzeard. 



Sept. 21. 

Kirkby 
Malzeard. 



Sept. 20. 

Kirkby 
Malzeard. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with 6J acres of land in Churche Couele and Temple Couele, 
CO. Oxford, and to restore the issues thereof, the escheator having certified 
the king that he took them into the king's hands when he was escheator 
at another time because the abbot of Osneye appropriated the land to him 
and his house by Richard le Hert, his villein, as it is found by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Eichard was the son and heir of Hugh le Hert 
and Juliana his wife, both deceased, and that Hugh and Juliana were free 
and new-comers {adventicii) upon the abbot's land, holding of him a certain 
villein-land of his, and that they acquired the aforesaid 6^ acres in fee of 
the feoffment of Andrew Amory, and that they held them all their time, 
and that Eichard entered them after them without the abbot or anyone in 
his name laying hands upon the same. 

To Eoger de Horsley, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to deliver 
Geoffrey de Heydon, lately taken by him and imprisoned in the castle, to 
the sheriff of Northumberland, to be kept by him as enjoined by the king. 

ByK. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage, 80 acres of land, an acre of meadow, 
and 6 marks 2s. 2d. of yearly rent in Fretewell, co. Oxford, which he has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Edmund le Botyller, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by a fine levied before the 
justices of the Bench, in the 3rd year of the king's reign, between John 
Pippard and the said Edmund that John acknowledged the premises to be 
the right of the said Edmund, who granted them, in consideration of this 
acknowledgment, to John for life, rendering therefor a rose yearly at Mid- 
summer and doing the services therefor due to the chief lords, and it is 
found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John held the premises 
from the time of the levying of the fine until Edmund's death without 
change of his estate, and that they are held of John de Grey, lord of 
Somerton, by the service of one sore-coloured sparrow-hawk. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause" a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Cicestre, who is ill and is insufficiently 
qualified. 



Membrane 36. 

Sept. 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More, king's 

Dacre. Serjeant, 10 marks for this Michaelmas term out of the ferm of the city, in 
accordance with the king's grant of that sum yearly to him out of the 
ferm. 

Sept. 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to release John de Swynford from prison 

ScargUl. at Lincoln, wherein he is detained because he adhered to John de Moubray, 

a late rebel, upon his finding mainpernors to have him before the king at 

the king's pleasure. By p.f. 

Sept. 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to expend up to 20 marks in repairing 

Haywra. the walls of the gaol within York castle, which greatly need repair. 

By K. 

Sept. 25. To Master John "Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to 

Beverle in Eichard le Mareschal 25Z. for the present Michaelmas out of the issues of his 
Nidderdale. bailiwick, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 50/. yearly out 
of the issues of the escheatorship, in aid of his maintenauce. 



24 



CALENDAR or CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 

Sept. 24. 
Dacre. 



Oct. L 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



Sept. 29. 

Skipton-in- 

Craven. 



Oct. 22. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



Oct. 7. 
Ightenhill. 



Oct. 12. 

Ightenhill. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 
To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to John de Weston, the elder, 
25 maiks for the present Michaelmas out of the ferm of the city, in accor- 
dance with the king's grant to him of 50 marks yearly out of the ferm of 
the city. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to supersede until further orders the 
exaction for Outlawry of Robert de Holand for not appearing before the 
justices appointed to hear and determine a trespass committed at Lought- 
burgh by him and others named in the original writ upou Hugh le Despenser, 
eail of Wiuchester, as the said Robert cannot appear before the said justices 
or render himself to prison, because he is now in prison by the king's 
order. By K. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a third of the manor of William Thorald, of Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, of Westswynburne, and to restore the issues thereof to him, the 
escheator having returned that Juhana de Morylegh, who held the said third 
at one time in her demesne as of fee, alienated it to John de Middelton, with 
remainder to her in case he died without an heir of his body, and that John, 
having had seisin thereof, granted it to her for life, and that the escheator 
took a simple seisin therein in the king's name because John afterwards 
adhered to the Scotch rebels, and was for that reason drawn and hanged, 
dying without an heir of his body, as Juliana, who thus held it for life, 
alienated it in fee to the said William, and it is found by an inquisition 
afterwards taken by the escheator by the king's order that Juliana, at 
Michaelmas, 1310, granted the said part to the aforesaid John, to have to 
him and the heirs of his body, and not to him and his heirs in fee, with 
reversion to her in case he died without an heir of his body, and that John 
continued his sei.sin thereof from then until Martinmas, 1311, when he 
enfeoffed Juliana thereof for life, and that she continued her seisin thereof 
until SS. Philip and James, in the 13th year of the reign, because John 
died without an heir of his body, at which time she granted the third part 
to the aforesaid William and bis heirs in fee, and that the part is held of 
John Darcy and not of the king. 

To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Madoc Floyt his wages for the time when he was escheator in North 
Wales, as Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of Wales, placed him in that 
office for a certain time when the escheator for that part was wanting; 
provided that the wages do not exceed the yearly fee of 10/. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Colewich, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of John de Morton. 

To Richard de Emehlon, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. North- 
umberland. Order to deliver to Alice, late the wife of John de Cartynlon, 
36s. M. and a cow and calf, price 1 mark, which he levied of the issues and 
took of her land in Shypley, in that county, the king having, at her suit, 
ordered him not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manors of 
Cartyngton and Shepley, in that county, which he had taken into the king's 
hands because the moiety was of the fee of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
and to restore to her two cows, two calves, a bullock, and a heifer, price 
40«., and other goods, price 4/., which he had taken into the king's hands 
from the said manors, and the king again ordered him to deliver the said 
cattle, goods and chattels to her upon her complaint that the keeper had 
not delivered them to her with the moiety aforesaid, and the keeper 
thereupon returned that the cattle, goods and chattels belonged to John, her 



17 EDWARD II. 



25 



1323. 



Oct. 11. 

Blackburn. 

Oct. 13. 

Ightenhill. 
(^Heghtenhill.) 



Oct. 15. 

HoUand. 



Oct.. 15. 

Holland. 

Oct. 20. 

Ightenhill. 



Oct. 15. 
Holland. 

Oct. 20. 
HoUand. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 
sou, and not to her, and were forfeited because he -was of the society of the 
said eavl, and the king afterwards, \ipon Alice appearing in chancery and 
asserting that the cattle and goods were hers and not her son's, appointed 
Roger Heroun and Roger de Horsle to make inquisition concerning the 
same, and it is found by their inquisition tliat the keeper levied 36*. Sd. 
from all the issues of her lands in Shypley, and tliat he took a cow and calf, 
price 1 mark, that belonged to her and not to her son. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Philip Prat of New Sarum, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity and age. 

To Herrey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to continue until the octaves of St. Hilary next all matters 
moved against the bishop of London, the dean and chapter, the officials 
and other ministers of St. Paul's London in the last eyre of the justices at 
the Tower of London, which the king afterwards caused to come before 
him, and which have been continued from time to time until AH Saints 
next. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the taxors and collectors of the tenth and sixth in the parts 
of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln, for 407/. 5s. 6d. for corn provided for the king's 
use in that county, as appears by an indenture made betwRen them and 
Gilbert de Ebor[aco], king's clerk, in accordance with the king's order to 
pay for the corn provided for the Scotch war by Simon de Lunderthorp, the 
said Gilbert, and Alan de Cobbeldyk, whom the king appointed for this 
purpose. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of A.dam de Ursewyk, who is incapacitated by illness 
and infirmity. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of Waltpr de Gloucestre, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Apethorp, who is incapacitated by illness 
and infirmity. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to expend up to 6 marks in repairing the 
wooden peel about the tower of York castle, which peel is now fallen down. 

By K. 



Membrane 35. 



Oct. 2. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



To Ranulph de Dacre and his fellows, keeper of the truce in Cumber- 
land. Order to take and cause to be kept safelj' until further orders all men 
of Scotland found entering the realm, or dwelling therein, or working 
{inanuoper antes) therein, certifying the king of the names of those thus 
taken by them, and of the names of those whom they have permitted to go, 
and of the cause of their arrest and release, as the king is given to under- 
stand that certain men of Scotland have entered the realm, and dwell and 
work therein contrary to the form of the truce, for which the said keepers 
have provided no remedy as they ought to do, and that the keepers have 
permitted certain of the said men taken for these reasons to go without 
reasonable cause and without consulting the king. By K. 

{Foedera^ 



26 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 



Oct. 2. 

Skipton-IE- 
Craven. 



Oct. 2. 

Skipton-in- 

Craven. 



Oct. 2. 

Skipton-in- 

Craven. 



Oct. 7. 
Ightenhill. 

Oct. 5. 

Ightenhill. 



Membrane 35 — cotit. 
To the keepers of the truce iu co. Northumberland. Like order, omit- 
tiug the clauses about releasing the men. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To Thomas de Grey, constable of Norham castle. Order to cause all the 
men of Scotland who lately came from parts beyond sea to the port of Halie- 
land, and went thence by land towards Scotland, and who were taken by 
him and imprisoned in the aforesaid castle for that reason, to be sent to 
York castle, there to be delivered for custody to the sheriff of York, whom 
the king has ordered to receive the said men. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Tliomas Blaunfrount, John 
Haunsard, and Adam Breton, imprisoned in York castle for certain reasons, 
to be taken to the castle of Skypton-in-Craven, there to be delivered to the 
constable, whom the king has ordered to receive and keep them. By K. 

To the treasurer, etc. Order to survey the house that was the earl of 
Hereford's wardrobe in London and many other houses there that came to 
the king's hands as escheats, and to ascertain the cost of repairing them 
sufficiently, and to appoint workmen to repair them without delay, and to 
certify the king in chancery of what it will cost to repair them. The king 
has enjoined the chancellor to cause a writ of liberate to be made for the 
sum required, when he shall be certified thereof. They are also ordered to 
cei'tify the king in chancery what houses the king has there, and by whom 
they were forfeited, in what places they are, and what buildings are in each 
place, and their value in all issues. By K. 

To W. bishop of Exeter, treasurer and keeper of the Tower of London. 
Order to release the chaplain and damsel who lately served the wife of 
John de Moubrai, a late rebel, from the Tower, if they are detained solely 
because they served the said John's wife, upon their finding mainpernors to 
have them before the king when ordered. By K. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh de Luccombe, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to Ralph 
de Hastynges 8 marks yearly from two parts of the manor of Thorp Basset 
for 80 long as they shall be in his custody, and to pay him the arrears of that 
sum from the time when the two parts were taken into the king's hands, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands 
of Ralph, late baron of Craystok, tenant in chief, which were taken into the 
king's hands at his death by reason of the minority of his heir, that he held 
in chief at his death two parts of the said manor of the abbot of St. 
Albans, and that Elizabeth, late the wife of Robert son of Ralph, holds a 
third of the manor in dower, and that the entire manor is charged with 8/. 
yearly to the aforesaid Ralph de Hastynges and his heirs, and it .appears by 
a deed of Ralph son of William, formerly lord of the manor, exhibited in 
chancery on behalf of Ralph de Hastynges, that Ralph son of William 
granted the said 8/. yearly from the manor to Nicholas de Hastynges and 
his heirs, and it appears by another inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Nicholas received the rent from the manor during his time from Alexander 
de Thorp Basset, then reeve there, and that he continued his seisin thereof, 
and that after his death the aforesaid Ralph de Hastynges, his son and 
heir, was seised thereof, and received the rent in full from William son of 
Roger, then reeve of the aforesaid Ralph de Craystok at Thorp Basset, and 
that he continued his seisin thereof until the death of the said Ralph de 
Craystok. The king wills that the third of the manor that Elizabeth 
holds in dower shall be charged with a third of the said 8Z. yearly. 



17 EDWARD IT. 



27 



1323. Membrane 35 — cont. 

Oct. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

IghtenhiU. enjoined Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, his chancellor, 
to hear and determine an inquisition taken in the king's presence at Skypton- 
in-Cravene corfoerning certain beasts and other goods that belonged to 
Thomas, earl of Lancaster, a late rebel, which were taken at IghtenhiU, co. 
Lancaster, and were taken to Skypton aforesaid, and concerning others 
likewise taken at Skypton and eloigned thence, and to hear and determine 
the contents of the inquisition, and John de Farnhill, Thomas de Farnhill, 
Robert Crokebayn, John son of Robert de Farnhill, Robert Buk', Elias 
Buk', William son of Elias Fauvel, Constantine de Mouhaude, Henry the 
chaplain of Skypton, William le Provost, Adam BochetoUok, Thomas de 
Cheston, John de Cheston, Hugh del Hospital, and Godfrey son of William 
de Alta Rypa, who were indicted before the king for the premises, have 
been convicted of some things by an inquisition upon which they had placed 
themselves before the chancellor, and Nicholas Mauleverer, who was like- 
wise indicted, has found mainpernors to stand to right before the chancellor 
and other subjects of the king specially appointed for this purpose by the 
king's commission, and the aforesaid John, Thomas, and the others above 
named are distrained to come before the treasurer and barons at the ex- 
chequer to answer for the beasts and goods aforesaid ; the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to supersede the distraint if the said John, Thomas,* 
and Nicholas Mauleverer are distrained to come before them to answer for 
the beasts, goods and chattels forfeited to the king and taken from IghtenhiU 
to Skypton and for the other things taken at Skypton. 

Oct. 8. To John de Kilvyngton, keeper of the castle and honour of Pikeryng*. 

IghtenhiU. Order to deliver to Philip Darcy, a late contrariant, all his lands in John's 
custody, which were taken into the king's hands for the above reason, as the 
king has pardoned Philip the suit of his peace by reason of his adherence 
to the rebels, and ordered, on 16 August last, his lands to be restored to 
him, as he had found security for his good behaviour and for his ransom. 

Oct. 13. To William Graraary. Order to restore to Thomas de Shirugg all his 

IghtenhiU. goods and chattels, which William retained in his custody because the king 
QHegktenhuU.) lately ordered Thomas to be arrested for certain reasons. 
The like to the prior of Dude.le. 

Oct. 15. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

HoUand. Somerton to be elected in place of Reginald Hnse, lately elected, as he 
cannot attend to the office as he is coroner of that county. 

Oct. 20. To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 

HoUand. to the king's chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of the castle 

bread, wine, oil, and other small necessaries for the maintenance of divine 

service from Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Dorset. Order 
to deliver to John Strug, a late contrariant, all his lands in Robert's custody, 
as he had paid at the exchequer the 40 marks wherein he lately made iine 
with the king for his life and lands, provided that if any of the lands have 
been demised at ferm by the king's order, the said John shall satisfy the 
fej-mers for their expenses in the lands from the time of tlie demise. 

By letter of the treasurer testifying payment of the said 40 marks. 

The like to Robert de Hungerford, keeper, etc., in co. Wilts. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Wilts. 
Order to permit Peter de Skidemore, a late rebel, to hold his lands without 



Oct. 20. 

HoUand. 



Oct. 24. 
HoUand. 



This seems to be intended to include all the other persons named above. 



28 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Oct. 28. 

Holland. 



Oct. 28. 

HoUand, 



]^323. Membrane 85 — cont. 

hindrance, and not to molest him or liis mainpernors, the king having lately 
ordered the keeper to deliver to Peter his lands on condition that they 
should be resumed into the king's hands if he or his mainpernors did not 
pay the fine of 200 marks for his life and lands in the quinzaineof Michael- 
mas last, as Peter has paid the said sum. 

By letter of the treasurer testifying payment of the said 200 mark.?. 
The like to Robert de Aston, keeper, etc., in co. Gloucester. 

To Hugh le Despenser, the younger, constable of Bristol castle, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to pay to Owen son of David ap Gryfflth, a 
Welsh prisoner in that castle, the arrears of his wages from the time of 
Hugh's appointment, and to continue paying the same until further orders 
out of the ferm of the castle. By K. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To Richard de Muscle, constable of Pontefract castle. Order to cause a 
chest (forcerio), containing certain charters and other muniments concern- 
ing the manor of Berleye, which came to the king as escheat after the death 
of Richard de Berleye by tlie forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
which charters, etc., the king is sending to him under the seal of Master 
Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, the chancellor, to be placed and 
kept seourel)' in the treasury within that castle, SigTida^Segredain), late the 
wife of the aforesaid Richard, and Robert de Berleye, executors of Richard's 
will, having delivered the charters and muniments into the chancery. 

To the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to enquire 
diligently in the counties of Lancaster, Derby, and Stafford and elsewhere 
in the realm, as often as they shall pass through them to hold pleas, concern- 
ing felonies, robberies, and other evils aud trespasses inflicted upon .the king 
and his people, and concerning prises, conspiracies, conventicles, and con- 
federacies, according to the articles delivered to them, as many felonies, 
robberies, etc., ha^^e been perpetrated in divers parts of the realm by reason 
of the late disturbance in the realm. They are ordered to hear the com- 
plaints of all persons making complaints in this behalf, and to cause justice 
to be done concerning the same, and to punish all those found guilty thereof, 
and to continue their sessions from place to place and from day to day within 
and without the usual term untd the premises be determined finally. 

By K. 

Oct. 28. To Hugh le Despenser, the younger, constable of Bristol castle, or to him 

Holland. who supplies his place. Order to pay to Owen {Audoeno) son of David ap 
Gryffith, a Welsh prisoner in that castle, and to his two keepers the arrears 
of their wages, robes, and stipends from the time of the constable's appoint- 
ment, and to continue to pay the same until further orders. By K. 



Oct. 1. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



Membrane 34. 

Memorandum, that whereas Isabella de Lasceles held in dower at her 
death certain lands in Escrik, co. York, and the manor of Kirkeby Under- 
knol, in the same county, of the inheritance of Joan, late the wife of Thomas 
de Colewenne, Avice, wife of Robert le Conestaple, Matilda, late the wife of 
Robert Tilliol, and Ralph son and heir of 'Theophania, late the wife of 
Ralph son of Ranulpb, daughters and heiresses of Roger de Launceles, and 
the aforesaid Joan, eldest daughter and heiress of Roger and Isabella, 
granted the reversion after Isabella's death of her purparty of the said 
lands and manor to Simon Warde, and he granted the reversion to Roger 
Damracry, a late rebel, and the lands and manor, which are held of others 



17 EDWARD II. 29 



1323. Membrane 34 — C07it. 

than tlie king, were taken into the king's hands after IsabeHa's death because 
the purparty thus granted to li )gei' pertained to the king by reason of his 
forfeiture. By the king's assent partition of the lauds and manor was made 
into four parts by the aforesaid Robert, Avice, Matilda and Ralph, and the 
said heirs and parceners granted to the king the choice of the purparties, 
and he chose the following purparty by Sir Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk of 
the chancery : 

Partition of the manor of Escrik. 
The chief messuage. — To this purparty there are assigned a chamber with 
a wardrobe, two parts of the bakehouse and adjoining garden, with all the 
island and ditches uf the same as divided by bounds from the south to the 
north, containing 1 acre, 2 roods, and a moiety of the barn with the soil and 
gai'den on the east, as divided by bounds. Demesne lands. — Tliere are 
assigned 15 acres of land in the cultura called 'Pavilion' on the east, as 
divided by bounds ; 6 acres in the pasture of Hakyng on the east; 3 acres 

1 rood in Le Estdail of Southflat in the west field on the east near the hedge ; 
7 acres and 1 rood in Mideldail of Southflat on the east ; 6\ acres in West-. 
dail of the Southflat on the east ; 5 acres in Westdail of the Northflat on 
the west; 5 acres in Mideldail of Northflat on the west ; 2 acres i rood in 
Estdail of Northflat on the west ; 1^ acres in Estdail of Rogerflat on the 
east near the hedge ; 3 acres in \^' estdail of Rogerflat on the east ; 1^ acres 
in Estdail of Brekhirst on the east ; 2 acres and half a rood in Westdail of 
Brekhirst on the east ; 2 acres 1 rood in Westboiitvvayt on the west, as it 
is divided. Meadow. — There are also a,~signed 1 acre 3| roods of meadow 
in Holmeng on the east ; 1^ acre in Halleng in Westdail on the east ; 2 acres 
and 3 roods of meadow in Estdail of Haleng' on the east as it is divided. 
Total of the demesne lands : 60^ acres | a rood. Total of the meadow : 
6 acres g- a rood. Forland. — -There are also assigned 7 acres of meadow in 
Malkinhakyng on the west; 3 acres in Pulfinreding on the south running 
in length from west to east ; 1^ acres in the same on the other side of the 
ditch on the opposite side running in length from south to north ; 1 acre in 
Lollowreding on the west ; 3 acres at Le Wra on tlie east ; 2 acres in 
Midilboylthwayt on the north; H acres in Estboylthwayt on the east ; 

2 acres \\ roods in Le Estdail of Westendhakyng on the east ; \\ acres in 
the same Hakyng in Pightiker on the ea<t ; 3 acres 1 rood in Le Westdail 
of Westendhakyng on the east near Pightiker as it is divided ; l^ acres in 
Ha^hthornthwayt on the east ; 1 acre in Robertreding on the north ; 3 acres 
in Siramesreding on the east in the west field; 4 acres \ a rood in Child- 
hagg' on the east; 4 acres in Levedlreding on the south; 4 acres in Le 
Estdaill of Northwod on the east ; 6 acres in Mideldaill of Northwod on 
the east ; 6 acres in Westdail! of Northwod on the east; 5 acres in West- 
daill of the Frith in the hands of the tenants of Stivilingflet on the east ; 
34 acres in Estdaill of the Frith on the east as it is dirided; \\ acres in 
Rughthwayt on the south ; 1 acre in Grimereding, which Roger son of 
Hugh holds; \ an acre, which A^nes Sty ward formerly held ; 3 roods of 
land at Hallenyner, counting the fishpond ; 2 acres of land at Slak in the 
hands of Robert Trippe ; 1 acre at Grenegail in the hands of Emma 
Lightfot ; 1 acre 3 roods at Robreding, which Henry Louranz holds ; 1 acre 
at Mikelthwayt in the hands of Matilda de Eskrik ; 1 acre in Watsike, 
which Thomas Cade formerly held ; 3 roods in Le Brotes, which Henry le 
Fevre formerly held ; 3 roods in Robreding, which Robert Trippe holds ; 
\ an acre at Brewehorne, which Joan de Midelton holds and a close called 
Le Conynger at the same part, containing 2\ acres of land, with an acre of 
land in the cultura of Coppelqiieneredmg ; \ an acre in Gamelpightyn on 
the west; 6 acres and half a rood of land in Le Estdail of Great Plat {Mag- 
najlat) of Ricalhag' on the vpest, as divided by bounds ; 6 acres and half a 



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rood in Le Est Mideldail of Great Flat of Ricalhag on the west ; 6 acres 
and half a rood in Le Westmideldail of Great Flat of Eicalhag on the west ; 
6 acres and half a rood in Le Westdail of Great Flat of Ricalhagg on the 
west ; 4| acres in Houtnehill in the same Hagg on the west ; 1 acre 1 rood 
in Le Herber on the south ; 11 acres and half a rood of pasture in Eicalhag 
on the west. Several pasture.— Thne are assigned to this part 2^ acres 
of several pasture in Westker on the west ; 30 acres in Estker on the east ; 
6^ acres in the pasture of Hill on the east. Total : 39 acres of pasture. 

Wood. There are assigned to this part 18 acres of wood, as believed by 

estimation, in Holaykhirst on the north, extending in length to the east ; 
5 acres in Le Lund on the west, extending in length from south to north; 
and there is there a common wood wherein the free tenants, bondmen, and 
cotters have common of pasture for their beasts, and housebote and hedge- 
bote (haibot) by the view and delivery of the forester, which wood cannot 
be measured or divided for this reason and by reason of the density of the 
underwood, and the wood remains to the heirs and parceners to be held in 
common ; and there is there a turbary and marsh, which cannot be mea- 
sured and divided by reason of floods and the depth of the marsh, and the 
turbary and marsh remain to the heirs in common. Total of the several 
wood ; 23 acres. Free tenlants.] — To this purparty Sd. of rent of assize 
from the lands that William de Grymesby holds ; a pair of gloves and \d. in 
the same from the lands that Emma, late the wife of Richard de Seleby, 
holds; 21|rf. of rent of assize from Matilda de Escrik ; 1 lb. of pepper, 
price 18<^, and half a pound of cumin, price |«?., from William de Seleby. 
Total : 4s. 2|rf. Bondmen. — William son of Ellen holds a messuage and 
renders 4s. yearly ; he also holds 4 bovates of land and renders 38«. yearly, 
and does four boonworks in reaping in autunm with one meal (repastum) 
daily, and boonworks beyond reprise 4d., and gives a hen at Christ- 
mas, and shall have back id., price of the hen ^d. ; Henry Pigot holds a 
messuage and renders yearly 4s.; he also holds 3 bovates of land and 
renders 2Qs. 6^d. yearly, and does three boonworks as above, and gives a 
hen as above ; Richard son of Gilbert holds a messuage and renders 4s. 
yearly ; he also holds 3 bovates of land, and renders 30*. yearly, and does 
three boonworks as above, and gives one hen as above. Tenants at will. — 
Henry Lourantz holds 2 bovates of land and renders 20*. yearly ; he also 
holds 2 bovates of uncultivated {/rise') land, which John Hare formerly 
held, and for which he was wont to render 20*. yearly. Total 71. 10s. 6d. 
Cotters. — William the smith holds a messuage and renders 3«. yearly, and does 
one boonwork in autumn, and gives a hen as above ; Stephen de Foulstow 
holds one messuage and renders 2s. 6d. yearly, and does as above ; William 
Alcok holds a messuage and renders 34'. yearly, and does as above ; Henry 
son of Alexander holds a messuage and renders 3s. yearly, and does as 
above ; Thomas Rayksrer holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and 
does as above; Joan de Middelton holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, 
and does as above ; Robert de Flaundres holds a messuage and renders 
2s. 6d. yearly, and does as above ; Agnes Stiward holds a messuage and 
renders yearly 4s., and does as above ; John Copple holds a messuage and 
renders 4s. yearly, and does as above. To this purparty [pertains] a waste 
croft that Simon Orkel held, worth 18s. yearly. Matilda, daughter of Henry 
the miller (molend'), holds a messuage and renders 2s. yearly. Total : 
34s. 7\d. Mills. — To this purparty [pertain] a quarter of two mills, one 
a watermill and the other a windmill, with their site and pond and profits, 
and this part is worth 20s. Total : 20s. Herbert the miller [is] tenant of 
a messuage, and he is assigned to Simon Ward, and afterwards he was as- 
signed to Roger Damory, and he is now tenant of the king, and renders 3s. 
yearly. 



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1323. Membrane 34 — cojit. 

Partition of the manor of Kirkeby Underknoll. 

The chief messuage on the east. — The principal chamber with the cellar, 
wardrobe, a moiety of a chamber on the north of the hall, and a barn, with 
the issue there to the highway, and with a part of a garden on the north of 
the church, with the ditch as divided by bounds. Mill. — There are 
assigned to this part a quarter of a watermill with the site, pool, and profits, 
and it is worth 10s. yearly ; a quarter of the east [end] of a garden called 
' Le Ellergarth ' on the south of Le Beck. Demesne lands. — In Knares- 
berghfiat 3 acres of land on the east as divided in Staynefeld ; in the 
same field in Ukmanriding 3^ acres of land on the north; in Westfeld in 
Chapelflat 2 acres and 3 roods of land near (he chapel on the cast ; in the 
same field in Flatskogh 3 acres 1 rood of land on the west ; in Peswra 
1 acre of land extending eastwards in the same field ; in the south field in 
Braythflat 3 acres 1 rood of land, with half an acre of meadow adjoining on 
the north ; in Paletflat 1^ acres of land on the west; 2^ acres of land in 
the same field of Swynkerflat and Bnickenheved ; in Langflat 2 acres of 
land on the west ; ati acre 3 roods lying on the east of Knolflat near 
Herrayr. Total : 25 acres. Meadow. — To this part [pertain] 3 roods of 
meadow in Swynkerheng on the east ; a quarter of a close of meadow called 
Helysheng on the east. Bondmen. — To this part there are assigned 
Eobert Undrewod, who holds a messuage and 2 bovates of land, and renders 
10s. 10c?. yearly; and a messuage and a bovate of land that Thomas son of 
William holds, who used to render 6s. 8d. yearly; 1 bovaie of land that 
William Mantell formerly held, who used to render 4s. 2d. yearly ; a quarter 
of a bovate of land that Richard Lock formerly held, of the yearly value of 
I2^d., containing 2 acres 1 rood, to be divided equally through the middle 
of the field. Cotters. — ^William Mantell holds a messuage and renders 
yearly 2s. 6c?. ; and [there are assigned] a toft that Emma, late the wife of 
Gregory, holds, rendering yearly 2s. 6c?. ; a waste toft that Agnes Predelok 
formerly held, of the value of 2s. 6c?. ; .Matilda Gervays holds a toft and 
renders 12c?. yearly ; a waste toft that Thomas Gervays formerly held, of 
the value of 6d. Free tenants. — To this part there is assigned half a 
pound of pepper, price 7c?., from Thomas de Manueby, with 2d. of rent 
from John son of Alexander. Total : 32s. o^d. Also there is there a fish- 
pond within the several court, which cannot be divided, but each parcener 
shall receive a quarter of the profit of the fishery. Fishpond, fishery. — 
There is there a fishery called Hermyr', wherein the free [tenants] have 
common, for which reason it cannot be divided, but each parcener shall 
receive the profit equally. Wood. — There are there three woods, wherein 
the free [tenants] have common with their beasts, housebote and hedgebote 
(vsebot et haybot), which woods cannot be divided or measured for that 
reason, and they remain to the heirs and parceners in common. And this 
part was chosen for the king by the oath of Robert Undrewod, Edmund 
servant of Alexander the forester, Thomas son of Andrew, John son of 
Beatrice, and William the farrier (marescalli). 

Sept. 27. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Haywra. to Robert le Conestable and Avice his wife, daughter and co-heiress of 
Roger de Launceles, the lands contained in a schedule that the king 
sends to him sub pede sigilli, which lands the king has assigned to 
them as Avice's purparty of certain lands in Escrik, co. York, and of 
the manor of Kirkeby Underknol, in the same county, which belonged 
to her father. He is ordered to deliver to them the issues of the lands 
thus assigned to them from the time when the lands were taken into the 
king's hands. 



32 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^g23 Membrane 34:— cont. 

Partition of the manor of Escrik. 
To this purparty tliere are assigned the hall with pantry, butlery, a third 
of the bakehouse, the dovecot with the garden adjoining [divided] through 
the middle from south to north, containing 1 acre and half a rood as it is 
divided; 15 acres of land in the ciiltiira called 'Pavilion'; 6 acres in tho 
pasture [of] Hakyng ; 3 acres 1 rood in Le Estdail of Le Southfiat in the 
west field ; 7 acres 1 rood in Mideldail of Le Southflat ; G\ acres in West- 
dail of Le Southflat ; 5 acres in Westdail of Le Northfiat ; 5 acres in 
Mideldail of Le Northflat ; 2 acres 1 rood in Estdail of Le Northflat; 
11 acres in Estdail of Rogerflat ; 3 acres in Westdai[le] of Rogerflat ; 
\\ acres in Brokliirst ; 2 acres ^ a rood in Westdail of Brokhirst; 2 acres 

1 rood in Westbolthwayt. Forland. — There are assigned to tliis purparty 
7 acres in Malkynhakyng ; 3 acres in Pulsinreding near the ditch ; U acres 
in the same beyond the ditch; 1 acre in LuUowreding ; 3 acres at Le Wraa; 

2 acres in Midelboltwayt ; 1 acre in Estboltwayt ; 2 acres 1^ rood in 
E-itdai of Westend hakyng; H acres in the same Hakyng in Pightiiiker; 

3 acres 1 rood in Westdail of Westendhakyng ; l\ acres in Hakthorntwayt; 
1 acre in Robertreding; 3 acres in Symmereding ; 4^- acres in Childliag ; 

4 acres in Levedireding ; 4 acres in Estdail of Northwod ; 6 acres in Midel- 
dail of Northwod; 6 acres in Westdail of Northwod; 5 acres in Westdail 
of Le Frith in the hands of the tenants of Styvelyngflet ; SJ acres in 
E:-tdail of Le Frith in the hands of tlie said tenants ; 1^ acre in Eughthway ; 
1 acre in Grymereding, which John Chapman formerly held ; 1^ acres at 
the head of Midelbolthvvayt in the hands of Warin son of Henry; 3 acres in 
a close near the watermill on the west of the highway ; 2 acres at Robredyng 
in the hands of Robert Trippe; 1 acre at Keldstrend, which Matilda de 
Eskrik holds; 2i acres in Robredyng, wlncli Hugh Mauld and Thomas le 
Swynhird formerly held; half an acre in the hands of Richard son of 
Gilbert on Keldstrend ; a moiety of Horspasture, which is extended to 
3^ acres; half an acre in Gamelpightyn ; 6 acres and half a rood in Le 
Kstdail of Great Flat of Richalhag ; C acres half a rood in Le Est Midel- 
dail of Great Flat of Richahag ; 6 acres and half a rood of land in Le West 
Mide dail of Great Flat of Ricalhag ; 6 acres and half a rood in Le West- 
dail of Great Flat of Ricalhag; 6 acres and half a rood in Le Westdail 
of Great Flat of Ricalhag; 4| acres of laud in Uoumehill in the same 
Hagg; 1 acre and 1 rood in Le Herber; 11 acres and half a rood of 
pasture in Ricalhag. Meadow. — There are assigned to tliis purparty 1 acre 
3^ roods of m.eadow in Holmeng; H acres in Westdail of Halleng; 2 acres 

3 roods in Estdail of Halleng. Total ; G acres and half a rood. Pasture. — 
Also 21 acres of several pasture in Westker; 30 acres of several pasture in 
Estker ; G| acres of several pasture in PasturhiU. Tota' : 49 acres. Wood. — 
Also 18 acres of wood, as it is beheved by estimation, in Holaykhirst ; 

5 acres of wood in Le Lund ; and there is there a common wood wherein 
the free tenants, bondmen, and cotters have common of pasture with their 
beasts, housebote and hedgebotc by the view and delivery of the forester, 
which wood cannot be measured or divided for this reason and by reason of 
the density of the underwood, and it remains in common to the heirs and 
parceners; and there is there a turbary and marsh, which cannot be 
measured or divided by reason of flood and of the depth of the marsh, and 
they remain to the heirs in common. Total : 23 acres of several wood. 
Free tenants. — There are assigned to this purparty 21Jrf. of rent of assize 
from Matilda de Escrik ; and 1 lb. of pepper, price 18c?., and half a pound 
of cumin, price |'/., from William de Seleby at Christmas. Total : 'is. Ad. 
Bondmen. — Richard Copjde, the elder, holds one messuage and renders 4.?. 
yearly; he also holds 4 bovates of land and renders 40s. yearly, and does 

4 boonworks in reaping corn in autumn with one meal daily, and the boon- 



17 EDWARD II. 33 



1323. Membranes 34, 33 — cont. 

works are worth beyond reprise 4.d., and ]ie gives a ben at Ciiristmas, wlien 
he has back \d., price of the hen \d.; Warin son of Robert holds 

1 messuage and renders 3^. yearly; he also holds 4 bovates of land and 
renders 36s. yearly, and does 4 customary works {iiij consuet') as above, and 
gives a hen, as above ; William son of Matilda holds a messuage, and 
renders yearly 4*. ; he also holds 2 bovates of land and renders 20*. yearly, 
and does 2 boonworks as above, and gives a hen as above. Tenants at 
will. — Gamaliel the carpenter holds a bovate of land and renders yearly 9*., 
and does one custom-work as above ; Matilda de Escrik holds a bovate of 
land and renders half a mark yearly. Also there are assigned to this pur- 
party 2 bovates of uncultivated land, which Henry Pechard held, which used 
to render 20s. Total : 11. 3«. 8|rf. Cotters. — Matilda Sutor holds a messuage 
and renders 3s. yearly, and does one customary- svork in autumn, as above, and 
gives a hen, as above ; Constance Lavendre holds a messuage, and renders 
yearly 4s., and does one custom-work and renders a hen, as above; Dionisia 
Copple holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and does a customary-work 
and gives a hen as above ; Matilda, late the wife of Thomas the Reeve, holds 
a messuage and renders 4s., and does in all things as above ; John Capman 
holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and does the same as Matilda ; 
Emma Tayt holds a messuage and renders 2s. 6d. yearly, and does the same 
as Matilda; Roger son of Hugh holds a messuage and renders 4s., and does 
the same as Matilda ; Alice Wymplister holds a messuage, and renders 3s. 
yearly, and does the same as Matilda ; Thomas Colstan holds a messuage, 
and renders 3s. 6d., and does the same as Matilda ; Gilbert Deken holds a 
messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and does the same as Matilda ; and a toft that 
Robert Trippe holds, rendering 2s. yearly; Gamel the carpenter {carpenf) 
holds a messuage and renders 3s. yearly. Total : 42s. Zd. There ai-e 
assigned to this purparty a quarter of a windmill and of a watermill, with 
the site and pond, their profits to be received equally and the charges 
supported equally, and this part is exiended to 20s. 

Partition of the manor of KirTieby Undrelinol. 
The chief messuage. — The hall with piintry, butlery, a moiety of a 
chamber on the north, with a third of a stable on the east, with a moiety of 
a garden called ' Le Skipetigarth,' together with a part of a garden on the 
east to Le EUergarth ; a quarter of a watermill with pond and site, the pro- 
fits and charges to be equally divided; a quarter of [a garden] near the east 
of Le EUergarth on the south of Le Bek. Demesne lands. — Also in Knares- 
berghflat 3 acres in Staynfeld ; in the same field 3^ acres in Ukmanridyng ; 
* in Westfeld in Chapelflat 2 acres 3 roods ; in Flatskogh in the same field 
3 acres ; in Peswra 1 acre and 1 rood in the same field ; in the south field 
in Braythflat 3 acres and 1 rood, with half an acre of meadow adjoining ; in 
Paletflat 1^ acres ; in the same field in Knolflat 4| acres on the west near 
the way ; in the same field in Knolfiat 1 acre and 3 roods. Total : 25 acres. 
Meadou-. — There are assigned to this part 3 roods of meadow in Swynker- 
heng ; a quarter of a close called ' Elysheng.' Rents. — There are assigned 
to this part Robert Andreu, who holds a messuage and 2 bovates of land, 
and renders 10s. \0d. yearly ; a messuage and 2 bovates that Robert le 
P'orester holds, and renders 10s. lOd. yearly ; a quarter of a bovate of land, 
which Richard Lok formerly held, extended to I2\d., and containing 

2 acres and 1 rood to be divided equally through the middle of the field. 
Cotters. — There are assigned to this part a toft that Edmund le Serjant 
holds, rendering 2s. 6rf. yearly ; a toft that Walter de Couton holds, render- 
ing yearly 2s. Qd. ; a toft of waste that John Personesman formerly held, 
which is extended to 2s. Qd.; John le Suur holds a toft and renders 



* Membrane 33 commences here. 



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1323. Membrane 33 — cont. 

18rf. yearly. Freemen. — There are assigned to this part half a pound of 
pepper appraised at 7c?. from the rent of assize of Thomas de Manneby ; 
also 2d. of rent of assize of Gilbert le Spenser. Total : 32s. 5\d. Fish- 
pond. — There is there a fishpond within the several court, which cannot be 
divided, but each parcener shall receive a quarter of the profits of the 
fishery. Fishery. — There is there a fishery called ' Hermyr,' wherein the 
freemen have common, so that it cannot be divided, but each parcener shall 
receive an equal pai-t of the profits thereof. Woods.— Thsre are there three 
woods, wherein the freemen have common, which remain to the heirs and par- 
ceners in common, as it cannot be measured or divided for the above reason. 
Sept. 27. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Haywra. Matilda, late the wife of Robert Tilliol, daughter and co-heiress of Roger 
de Launceles, the lands contained in a schedule that the king sends to him 
sub pede sigilli, which lands the king has assigned to her as her purparty of 
certain lands in Escrik, co. York, and of the manor of Kirkeby Underknol, 
in the same county, which V)elonged to her father. He is ordered to deliver 
to her the issues of the lands thus assigned to her from the time when the 
lands were taken into the king's hands. 

Partition of the manor of Escrik. 

The chief messuaffe. — To this part there are assigned the kitchen, knights' 
chamber, and gate, with adjoining garden containing 1 acre and half a rood 
of land ; the barn or its value, which is 61. I3s. 4c?., to be received from the 
third purparty. Demesne lands. — There are assigned 15 acres in a cultura 
called 'Le Pavilion'; 6 acres in the pasture [of] Hakyng; -3 acres 
and 1 rood in Estdail of Southfiat in the west field; 7 acres 1 rood 
in Middeldail of Southfiat; 6-J acres in VV estdail of Southflat; 5 acres 
in Westdail of Northflat; 5 acres in Middeldail of Northflat ; 2 acres ■ 
1 rood in Estdail of Northfiat ; fi acres in Estdail of Rogerflat ; 3 acres 
in Westdail of Rogerflat; \\ acres in Estdail of Brochirst; 2 acres and 
half a rood in Westdail of Brochh'st ; 2 acres and 1 rood in Westboille- 
thwayt. Total : 60^ acres and half a rood. Forland. — There are assigned 
to this purparty in Malkynhakyng 7 acres ; 4| acres in Pulsinridding ; 
1 acre in Lulliridding ; 3 acres iu Le Wra ; 2 acres at Middelboiltwayt ; 
l\ acres in Estboilletwayt ; 2 acres 1| roods in Estdaille of Westendhagg- 
yng; fi- acres in the same cultura in Pyghtynker ; 3 acres and 1 rood in 
Westdail of Westendhaggyng ; 1^ acres in Haghthornthwayt; 1 acre in 
Eobridding; 3 acres in Michelridding ; A\ acres in Chilhag; 4 acres in 
Levedirydiug ; 4 acres in Estdail of Northwod ; 6 acres in iSiiddeldail of 
Northwod ; 5 acres in Le Westdail of Le Frith in the hands of the tenants 
of Styvelyngfleth ; 3^ acres in Estdail of Le Frith in the hands of the said 
tenants; IJ acres in Rughtwayt ; 1 acre in Grimridding, which Joan de 
Middelton formerly held ; 1 acre of land at Gaylende in the hands of 
William de Goldale; 2 acres of land in a close near the watermill on the 
east of the highway ; 1 acre at Whaytwall in the hands of Robert Tripp ; 
3 acres in Mar . . . reding in the hands of Richard Cuppull, the elder ; 
3 acres in divers places in Eobridding, which John Hare and William 
Copple formerly held; a moiety of a pasture called ' Horspasture,' containing 
3| acres ; 6 acres in Westdail of Northwode ; half an acre in Gamelpyghe[l] ; 
6 acres and half a rood in Le Estdail of Great {Magna) Flat of Ricalhagg ; 
6 acres and half a rood in Estmideldail of Great Flat of Eicalhagg ; 6 acres 
and half a rood in Le Westmideldail of Great Flat of Eicalhag ; 6 acres and 
half a rood in Le West Dail of Great Flat of Eicalhagg; 4\ acres in Houm- 
hil! in the same Hag; 1 acre and 1 rood in Le Herber; \\\ acres and half 
a rood of pasture in Eicalhagg. Meadow. — There are assigned to this 
purparty 1 acre and 3i roods in Holmeug; 1^ acres iu Westdail of Halleng ; 



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1323, Membrane 33— coiit. 

2 acres and 3 roods in Estdail of Halleng. Total : 6 acres and half a rood. 
Several pasture. — There are assigned 2^ acres in Westlier ; 30 acres in Le 
Estker ; 6^ acres in Pasturhill. Total : 39 acres. fVood. — There are as- 
signed 18 acres of wood, it is believed hy estimation, in Holaykhirst; 5 acres 
in Le Lund by estimation. And there is there a common wood, wherein the 
free tenants, bondmen, and cotters have common of pasture [etc., as at 
page 30 above.'\ And there is there a turbary and marsh \_etc., as at 
page 30 above.] Total : 23 acres of several" wood. Free tenlantsl. 
There are assigned to this purparty 2s. of rent of assize from divers tene- 
ments that Emma, late the wife of Eichard de Selby, holds; 2s. 8frf. of rent 
of assize from Matilda de Escrik ; 1 pound of pepper, price I8rf., yearly from 
the said Emma ; half a pound of cumin, price |rf., from William de Selby. 
Total: 6s. 2^d. Bondmen (aaXm). Tliere are assigned to this purparty 
Agnes, late the wife of Eobert le Provost, who holds 1 messuage and 
renders 6s. Gd. yearly ; she also holds 5 bovates of land and renders 50s. 
yearly, and does five boonworks at harvest-time with one meal daily, and 
the work is worth \d., and [she gives] a hen and receives back Id., and so 
it is worth ^d. ; William Poleyn, who holds a messuage and renders 3*. 
yearly ; he also holds 4 bovates and renders 37s. yearly, and does four boon- 
works and renders a hen, as above ; Thomas Toye, who holds a messuage 
and renders 4s. ; he also holds 3 bovates and renders 27s., and does three 
boonworks and gives a hen, as above. Total : 61. 9s. lO^d. Tenants at 
will. — There are assigned to this purparty 2 bovates of uncultivated land, 
which Henry Pochard and Robert de Kelkefeld formerly held, and for 
which they used to render 20s. Total : 20s. Cotters. — There are assigned 
to this purparty Joan, late the wife of Nicholas le Serjaunt, who holds a 
messuage and renders 4s., and does a customary-work, and gives a hen, as 
above ; Henry Peohard, who holds a messuage and renders 4.?. 2d., and does • 
one customary-work and gives a hen, as above ; William le Forester, who 
holds a messuage and renders 3s., and does as above ; William le Fevre, 
who holds a messuage and renders 2s., and does as above ; Christiana del 
Hill, who holds a messuage and renders I2d., and does as above ; Richard 
Sothilman, who holds a messuage and renders 3s., and does as above ; 
Nicholas the miller {molendinar' ), who holds a messuage and renders 4s., 
and does as above; Sibyl le Grete, who holds a messuage and renders 4s., 
and does as above ; John le Carter, who holds a messuage and renders 4s. 
and does as above ; John Lambe, who holds a messuage and renders 2s., 
and does as above ; and a waste toft that Thomas Grayne formerly held, 
worth 2s. yearly. Mills. — There are assigned a quarter of a watermill and 
windmill [etc., as at page 30 above], and this part extends to 20s. 

Partition of the manor of Kirkeby UnderJtnol. 

The chief messuage. — There ai'e assigned the kitchen, brewhouse, and 
bakehouse under one roof; two parts of a stable on the west; a moiety of a 
chamber called ' le Knyght Chaumbre,' with a moiety of the wardrobe and 
of a garden called ' Le Skipingarth,' together with Ellergarth on the north 
of Le Bek ; a quarter of a garden called ' Le Ellergarth ' on the south of 
Le Bek. Demesne lands. — There are assigned three acres in Knaresbergh- 
flat in Staynefeld ; 3\ acres in Upmanriddyng ; 2 acres and 3 roods in 
Chapelflat; 3 acres in Flatskogh ; 1 acre and 1 rood in Crokidflat at the 
end of Flatskogh ; 5^ acres in the south field of Marflat, with half an acre 
adjoining ; 1 acre and 3 roods in Grengatflat ; 2 acres in Laugeflat ; 1 acre 
and 3 roods in Knolflat. Total : 25 acres. Meadow. — There are assigned 

3 roods of meadow in Braighenges. Freemen. — There are assigned I4:\d. 
of rent of assize from Elizabeth de Fughilston ; \d. of rent from John son 
of Alexander. Bondmen. — There are assigned John son of Beatrice, who 

C 2 



36 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323, Membrane 33 — cont. 

holds a messuage and 2 bovates of land and renders 10s. lOf?. ; Thomas 
Andreu, who holds a messuage and a bovate and renders 6s. 8(7. ; a quarter 
of a bovate, which Richard Lok formerly held, of the yearly value of \2\d., 
containing two acres and 1 rood, to be divided equally through the middle of 
the field ; 1 bovate of land, which Hugh Palmer formerly held, which used to 
render 4s. 2c?. Cotters. — There are assigned to this part a toft that Thomas 
Gervays holds, rendering 2s. Qd. yearly ; a toft that Robert Barker holds, 
rendering 2s. Qd. yearly ; a toft that Evota le Mareschall holds, rendering 
Ibd. yearly ; a waste toft that William Lyng formerly held, which used to be 
worth 2s. "3d. yearly. Total : 32s. b\d. Mills. — There is assigned a quarter 
of a watermill with site and pond, the profits and charges to be equally borne, 
and it extends to 10s. Fishery. — There are assigned a quarter of the fish- 
pond within the several court, which cannot be divided, but each parcener 
shall receive a quarter of the profits of the fishery ; and a quarter of a fishery 
called ' Hermyre,' wherein the free tenants have common [etc., as at page 
31 above']. Woods. — There are there three woods [etc., as at page 31 
above] . 

Sept. 27. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Haywra. Ralph son of Theophany, late the wife of Ralph son of Banulph, daughter 

and co-heiress of Roger de Launceles, the lands contained in a schedule that 

the king sends to him sub pede sigilli, which lands the king has assigned to 

him as his purparly of certain lands [etc., as at page 31 above]. 



Partition of the manor of JEscrik. 

Chief messuage. — There are assigned to this part a stable with a garden, 
containing an acre and half a rood ; a moiety of a barn, with the cowhouse, 
soil, and a moiety of a garden called 'Lathgarth.' Demesne lands, — There are 
assigned 15 acres lying in Le Pavillion near the hedge ; 6 acres in Le 
Pasturhakyngg ; 3 acres and a rood in Estdail of Southflat in the west 
field ; 7 acres and 1 rood in Mideldail of Southflat ; 6J acres in Westdail of 
Southflat ; 5 acres in Westdail of Northflat ; 5 acres in Mideldail of North- 
flat ; 2 acres and a rood in Estdail of Northflat; 1^ acres in Estdail of 
Rogerflat ; 3 acres of Westdail of Rogerflat ; 1 i acres in Estdail of 
Brochirst; 2^ acres in "Westdail of Brochirst ; 2 acres and a rood in West- 
boilthwayt. Forland. — There are assigned in Malkynhaggyng 7 acres; 
4| acres in Pulfinridding ; an acre in LoUiridding ; 3 acres in Le Wra ; 

2 acres in Middelboiltwayt ; 1 ^ acres in Estboiltwayt ; 2 acres and half 
a rood in Estdail of Westendhagging near Pightiuker ; 1^ acres in 
Pightinker in the same Hagging ; 3 acres and a rood in Westdail of 
Westendhagging near Le Styyate; 1^ acres in Hagthornthwayt ; 1 acre 
in Robertridding ; 3 acres in Michelridding ; 4 acres and half a rood in 
Childhagg ; 4 acres in Levediridding ; 4 acres in Estdail of North wod ; 6 acres 
in Middeldail of Northwod ; 6 acres in Westdail of Northwode ; 5 acres in 
Westdail of Frith in the hands of the tenants of Styvelingflet ; 3^ acres in 
Estdail of Frith in the hands of the said tenants; \\ acres in Rughtwayt ; 
1 acre in Grymridding, which Nicholas the miller {molendinar') holds; an 
acre of land at Gaylend in the hands of Nicholas the miller ; an acre 
at Rimiand, which Agnes, wife of Robert the Reeve, holds; an acre at 
Rymiand, which Matilda de Escrik holds ; 2 acres at Grenegail, which Agnes, 
wife of Robert the Reeve, holds ; an acre near the windmill, which Matilda 
de Escrik holds ; an acre at Robriddyng in the hands of Richard Tocard ; 

3 acres in 6 selions at Robriddyng, lying waste ; 3| acres of pasture in 
Brakanthwaytnok; half an acre in Gamelpyghel; (i acres and half a rood in Le 
Estdail of Great Flat of Ricalhag near Holaykhirst ; 6 acres and half a rood 



17 EDWAKl) II. 37 



1323. Membranes 33, 32 — cont. 

in Le Estmideklail of Great Flat of Kicalhag ; 6 acres and lialf a rood 
iu Le Westmideldail of Great Plat of Kicalhagg ; 6 acres and half a rood in 
Le Westdail of Great Flat of Elcalhagg ; 4| acres in tlie same Hag in 
Houmhill; 1 acre and 1 rood iu Le.Herber; ll^ acres and half a rood of 
pasture in Ricalhag. Meadoio. —There are also assigned to this purparty 

1 acre 3^ roods of meadow in Holmeng ; 1^ acres in Westdail of Haleng; 

2 acres and 3 roods in Estdail of Haleng. Total : 6 acres and half a rood. 
Several pasture. — There are assigned to this purparty 2\ acres of several 
pasture in Westker ; 30 acres in a marsh called ' Estker ' ; and 6^ acres 
of several pasture in Patrikhill. Total: 39 acres. Wood. — There are 
assigned to this purparty 18 acres of wood as estimated, with a meadow 
adjoining, in Holaykhirst; 5 acres in Le Lund ; and there is there a common 
wood, wherein the free tenants, bondmen, and cotters have common of 
pasture \_etc., as at page 30 above] ; and there is a turbary and marsh [etc., 
as at page ZO above']. Total: 33 acres of several wood. Free tenants. — 
There are assigned to this purparty 2s. 9^d. from Matilda de Escrik, and 

1 lb. of pepper from her ; half a pound of cumin from William de Seldy [sic). 
Total : 4*. o^d. Bondmen. — There are assigned to this purparty Heury Ser- 
jaunt, who holds a messuage and renders As. yearly, and he holds 4 bovates 
of land and renders 39*. yearly, and does four customary-works (cons') in 
reaping corn with one meal daily, price of the work Id., and [he gives] a hen 
at Christmas and has back again \d., price of the hen \d. ; Richard Copple, 
the younger, who holds a messuage and renders 4«. 6d. yearly ; * he also 
holds 2 bovates of land and renders 20s. yearly and a hen at Christmas, and 
has 1^. back, price of the hen \d., and two customary works in autumn iu 
reaping corn with one meal daily, price of each Id. ; Agnes le Smyth, who 
holds a messuage and renders 4«. yearly, and holds 3 bovates and renders 
28*. 3rf. yearly, and a hen, etc., and does three customary-works, etc., as 
above. Total : 4/. 19s. A\d. Tenants at will. — Henry Gamel, who holds 
a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and two bovates of land and renders 10s. 
yearly, and a hen, etc., and one customary-work, etc., as above ; Simon, 
rector of the church, holds 2 bovates and renders 13s. 4rf., and holds 

2 bovates of land that John Dauson and William the forester (forestar') 
formerly held, who were wont to render 20y. yearly. Total : 46s. 5^d. 
Cotters. — There are assigned to this part Alice Hare, who holds a messuage 
and renders 3s. yearly, and does one custom-work as above, price Id., and 
gives a hen, etc., as above; Adam Thelayre, who holds a messuage and 
renders 3s. yearly, and does a customary-work as above, and gives a hen, 
as above ; Richard Totard, who holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and 
does a customary-work as above and gives a hen, as above ; Roger the car- 
penter, who holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and does a customary- 
work as above, and gives a hen, as above; John Fag, who holds a messuage 
and renders 4s. yearly, and does a customary-work as above, and gives 
a hen, as above ; William de Goldale, who holds a messuage and renders 4s. 
yearly, and does a customary-work as above, and gives a hen, as above ; 
Alice Mov, who holds a messuage and renders 2s. 6c?., and does a customary- 
work as above, and gives a hen, as above ; Joan Slegh, who holds a messuage 
and renders I4d., and does a customary- work as above, and gives a hen, as 
above; Jolm Wygan, who holds a messuage and renders 4s. yearly, and does 
a customary-work aud gives a hen, as above ; a waste toft, which Henry 
Pechard formerly held, worth 2s. yearly; Hugh Maid, [who] holds a messuage 
and renders 4s. yearly and does a customary-work and gives a hen, as above. 
Total : 38s. Id. There are assigned to this purparty a quarter of a water- 
mill and of a windmill [as at page 30 above]. 

* Membrane 32 oummeuces here 



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1323. Membrane 32 — cont. 

Partition of the manor of Kirlieby Underlmol. 
The chief messuage. — Q'here are assigned to this purparty a moiety of a 
knights' chamber, with a moiety of the wardrobe, with the great gates of 
the mauor, the barn and gardens on both sides of the way ; a quarter of 
Le Eilergarth on the south of Le Bek. Demesne lands. — There are 
assigned to this purparty 3 acres in Knaresberghflat in Staynfeld ; 3^ acres 
in TJpmanridding in Stainfeld; 2 acres and 3 roods in Chapelfiat in West- 
feld ; 3 acres in Elatshough ; 1 acre and 1 rood in Crokidflat at the end of 
Elatshough ; 5 acres in Marflat and Liveland, with half an acre of meadow 
adjoining; 2 acres and 1 rood in Grengairflat ; 2 acres in Laugeiiat near 
the highway ; J acre 3 roods in Knolleflat. Total : 25 acres. Meadow. — 
There are assigned to this purparty 3 roods of meadow in Braighend ; a 
quarter of a close called ' Elisheng.' Free [tenants]. — There are assigned 
to this purparty 6c?. of rent of assize from Robert le Serjaunt and Edmund 
le Orfevre ; \\d. of rent of assize from Hugh de Myton ; J pound of cumin, 
appraised at l^d., from Thomas de Mannehy. Bondmen.— Theve are 
assigned to this purparty John son of Juliana, who holds a messuage and 
two bovates and renders \0s. \0d. ; a bovate that Gregory de Hoton for- 
merly held, which used to render As. 2d. ; a bovate that John son of 
Jul[iana] formerly held, which used to render is. 2d. yearly; a quarter of 
a bovate, which Richard Lok formerly held, which is extended to i2\d., 
and contains 2 acres 1 rood equally divided through the middle of the field. 
Cotters. — There are assigned to this purparty a toft that William Smyth 
holds, rendering 2s. &d. ; a toft that Adam Kaye holds, rendering 2s. 6d. ; 
a toft that Alexander le Forester holds, rendering 2s. 6d. ; a waste toft that 
Joan Lang formerly held, which used to render 2s. 6d. ; a waste toft that 
Walter the Miller formerly held, which used to render 18c?. Total : 32*. 5^d. 
Mills. — There are assigned to this purparty a quarter of a watermill [etc., 
as at page 31 above']. Fishery. — There are assigned a quarter of a fish- 
pond within the court [etc., as at page 31 above], and 'a quarter of a fishery 
called 'Heremire' [etc., as at page 31 above]. Wood. — -There are there 
three woods [etc., as at page 31 above]. 

Nov. 4. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to 

Ince. Thomas de Beulton, knight, the arrears of 20 marks, a robe and saddle 
(Ins. ) yearly from the time when the manor of Hilderskelf and certain lands in 
Galmethorpe came to the king's hands, and to continue paying the same 
henceforth for so long as the lands are in the king's hands, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lauds of Ralph, 
late baron of Craystok, tenant in chief, that Ralph held the aforesaid manor 
in fee of John le Bygot and the said lands in Galmethorp of Ralph de 
Nevill, and that the manor and lands are charged to the aforesaid Thomas 
in 20 marks, two robes, one with fur lining (pelura) and the other with 
plain lining {linurd), and a saddle suitable for a knight, yearly, to be 
received during his life, and it appears by another inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Thomas was seised of the above by virtue of a deed made to 
him by Ralph, and that he continued his seisin thereof until Ralph's death. 

ByC. 

Nov. 10. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of forfeited lands and tenements in 
Nottingham, co. Wilts. Order to pay to John de Torney of Worston 60*. yearly for so 
long as the undermentioued lands, etc., are in the king's hands, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by William de Harden and the keeper that 
John demised to Thomas Maudut, knight, for John's life, a messuage, 
31 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 3 acres of pasture, 17*. lOd. of rent, 
and a moiety of a mill in Crosly, rendering therefor 60«. yearly, and that 
John was seised of that rent at Easter, in the 13th year of the reign, and at 



17 EDWARD II. 



39 



1323. 



Nov. 9. 

Nottingham. 



Nov. 1. 
Halton. 



Nov. 15. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 1,5. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 13. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

Easter, in the 14th year, and that he did not remit the rent to Thomas, and 
did not make any other estate thereof, and that the lands were taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the rebellion of Thomas, and that they are 
held of the prioress of Stodeleye, and are worth yearly in all issues 46s. 8d,, 
and it appears by the deed, exhibited before the king and his council, that 
the demise was made to Thomas in form aforesaid, and that John has power 
to enter the tenements in case the rent were unpaid. By C. 

To John de Eythre, keeper of the castle and honour of Skypton-in- 
Cravene. Order to deliver to Henry, the chaplain celebrating in the chapel 
of that castle, a quarter of wheat every twelve weeks and 13s. 4c?. for his 
robe at Christmas yearly, out of tlie issues of the castle and manor, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the keeper in the presence of William 
de Ayremynne and William de Herlaston that Alice de Romelay, formerly 
lady of that castle, ordained that the chaplain of the said chapel and his 
successors should receive the wheat and money aforesaid in aid of his main- 
tenance, and that the chaplains were seised thereof for the greater part in 
the times when the castle was in the hands of the king's progenitors. By C. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to supersede 
unto further orders the king's late order to go in person to Christiana, late 
the wife of Edmund de Wylyngton, otherwise called Christiana de Lumene, 
and examine her, and to ascertain if she has been an idiot from her birth, 
etc., which order was issued because the king was given to understand that 
she had been an idiot from birth, so that the custody of her lands ought to 
pertain to him, as a fine levied in the late king's court, in the 27th year of 
his reign, before John de Metyngham and his fellows, then justices of the 
Bench, between Juliana, late the wife of Ralph de Wylyngton, and the said 
Edmund and Christiana, has been now exhibited in chancery, whereby it 
appears to the king that Edmund and Christiana acknowledged the manor 
of Knyghton, co. Dorset, and the manor of Biddelcombe, co. Devon, to be 
the right of Juliana, so that Christiana after such an acknowledgment made 
and accepted before the aforesaid justices cannot be henceforth reputed an 
idiot. 

To John de Lancastre, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Lancaster. Order to pay to Alina, the recluse of Wygan, the arrears of 
29s. 6d. of yearly rent from a moiety of 5 messuages, 36 acres of land, and 
85 acres of meadow in Wygan and Shevynton from the time when they 
were taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of Robert de Holand, and 
to pay the same rent to her during the life of William de Cestre, chaplain, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the said John that Robert granted 
the above rent without special deed to Alina during the life of the said 
William, in consideration of WiUiam's grant to him of the moiety aforesaid 
for William's life, and that Alina was seised of the aforesaid rent by the 
hands of the said Robert until Easter, in the 15th year of the king's reign, 
when the tenements were taken into the king's hands by Robert's forfeiture. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of Robert Belet, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert 
held nothing in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the keeper of the manor of Cristeshalc, in the king's hands. Order to 
pay to the rector of the church of Cristeshale the arrears of the tithe of pay 
of the demesne lands of that manor from the time when it was taken into 
the king's hands, and to pay him the said tithe henceforth for so long as the 
manor is in the keeper's custody', the rector having besought the king to 



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1323. 



Nov. 15. 
Xottingham. 



Nov. 16. 
Nottingham. 



3temhrane 32 — cont. 

cause the tithe to be paid to him, asserting that it has not been paid to him 

since the manor was taken into the king's hands, to wit for two whole 

years. By K. 

Vacated, because othertvise below. 

To the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to 
examine the estreats of the bailiwick of the Forest beyond Trent, and to 
cause half a mark to be levied from the issues thereof and to be paid 
to William de Cleydon, supplying the place of Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, keeper of the said forest, and to Hugh de Hampslap for every 
day that they have been and shall be employed in measuring the assarts in the 
forests beyond Trent, the king having lately appoined them by letters patent 
to measure the assarts and to certify the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains 
concerning the same, and having granted that they shall receive half a mark 
daily for the expenses of themselves and their household with eight horses 
for every day whilst thus employed from the time of the commission and 
henceforth for every day whilst thus employed about Easter next. By K. 

To the keeper of the king's peel (peli) of Clipston. Order to deliver to Joan 
de Boys, Petronilla de la Dale, Robert de Couelond, and Joan de Oselaston, 
poor tenants of Edward de Chaundos, four oxen, six cows, and three calves, 
which were taken from them by certain men who were pursuing Thomas, 
late earl of Lancaster, on his flight from the bridge of Burton, when the 
said men took many beasts in co. Derby from those who were believed to be 
the earl's adherents, and drove them to the said peel, and delivered them to 
the keeper for custody. By K. and C. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with certain lands in Scarthowe and Salfletby, co. 
Lincoln, and with SOs. of yearly rent in Boston, which Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, and Alesia de Lacy, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, 
late earl of Lincoln, late the wife of the said Thomas, held jointly on the 
day of Thomas's death, and with certain lands in Aumbersbury, co. Wilts, 
and in Staynwath, co. Lincoln, and with the manor of Kyngeston, co. 
Dorset, which Joan, late the wife of the said Henry, held in dower at her 
death, which lands are in the king's hands by the forfeiture of the said earl. 

ByK. 

The like to Robert de Stok, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. 
Buckingham, concerning the manor of Holemere, in that county, which 
Thomas and Alesia held jointly. 

The like to Alan de Cubbeldyk, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. 
Lincoln, concerning the aforesaid lands in Scarthowe and Salfletby, the said 
rent, and the lands in Staynwath. 



Membrane 31 — Schedule. 

Nov. 16. To Robert de Stok, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Buckingham. 
Nottingham. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Holmere, which the 
aforesaid Thomas and Alesia held jointly ; provided that, if he have demised 
the manor at ferm by the king's order, the aforesaid Alesia or her attorney 
shall satisfy the formers for their expenses about the manor from the time 
of the demise. By K. and C. 

Nov. 10. To Thomas Wake. Order to pay to the prior and convent of Newstead 

Nottingham, in Shirewode the arrears of 40*. and a quarter of wheat yearly from the 

manor of Kyrkeby, which belonged to John de Stotevill, for the time that 

Thomas has had the custody of the manor by the king's commission, and to 



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1323. Membrane 31 — Schedule — cont. 

pay the same to tliem henceforth for so long as he shall have the custody, 
as it was lately fouud by the inquisitions concerning John's lands that the 
manor is charged with the aforesaid 40*. yearly to buy wine for the cele- 
bration of divine service, and with the said quarter of wheat for oblations, 
to be received from the bailifif ol' the manor, and that the prior and convent 
were seised thereof until the time when the manor was taken into the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of John's heir, the king having committed 
the custody thereof to Thomas during the heir's minority for a yearly sum 
to be rendered to the exchequer, by virtue of which commission Thomas is 
bound to pay the said sum and quarter of wheat to the prior and convent, 
in addition to the sum due to the king. By C. 



Membrane 31. 

Oct. 20. To the keeper of the forfeited lands in co. Lancaster. Whereas it is 

Holland. found by an inquisition taken by Gilbert de Singelton and John -de 
Lancastre that William de Etheleswyk enfeoffed Thomas de Singelton and 
Joan his wife by an indented deed of 3 messuages, a mill, and 2 bovates of 
land in Etheleswyk, on condition that they should find him honourable 
maintenance such as free men received in their house during his life, to wit 
a robe at Christmas yearly of the suit of their free servants, and that they 
should pay him 4«. 6rf. yearly at Michaelmas for shoeleather, and that he 
was seised of the above during the life of Thomas, and, after his death, 
during the life of Joan, and that after their deaths and the deaths of Joan, 
sister and heiress of Thomas, and of William, her son and heir, the tene- 
ments descended to Adam son of William Banastre, kinsman and heir of 
Thomas, and that they came to the hands of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
by reason of Adam's minority, because the said Thomas de Singelton held 
them of the earl by knight service, and that they afterwards came to the 
king's hands by the earl's forfeiture, and are still in his hands, and that 
William was seised of the maintenance aforesaid from the time of the feoff- 
ment without changing his estate until the tenements came to the king's 
hands ; the king orders the keeper to inspect the aforesaid deed, and to pay 
to William the arrears of the maintenance, robes, and is. 6d. yearly from 
the time of the keeper's appointment, and to pay the same henceforth for so 
long as the tenements remain in the king's hands. By p.s. [6713, 6714.] 

Oct. 30. To Master Walter de Istlep, treasurer of Ireland. Order to pay to John 

Liverpool, de Duncastre, merchant of Chester, the arrears of 10/. 10s. Od. due to him 
for 30 crannocks of wheat taken and purveyed from him in Dublin by the 
treasurer when making purveyance of victuals in Ireland for the Scotch 
war, when the treasurer made letters patent under the seal of the exchequer 
of Dublin, for payment of the above sum in fifteen days from Michaelmas, 
in the 16th year of the king's reign, as the king learns that the treasurer 
has paid John 41. only. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Stephen 

Ince. de Abyndon, the king's butler, to receive all the issues of the custom of 

wines brought into England by foreign and alien merchants from Whitsun- 
tide next for a year, the king having granted him the same on 18 April 
last, in consideration of 1,400/,, which he is to pay to the exchequer, and 
not to distrain the collectors to render account for thai time at the 
exchequer. 

Nov. 10. To the same. Order to discharge the prior and convent of St. Oswald's 
Nottingham. Nostel of 40 marks, which were allowed to them by the abbot and convent 



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1323. 



Nov. 10. 

Nottiugham. 



Nov. U. 
Nottingham. 

Nov. 8. 
Croxden. 



Nov. 13. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 15. 

Xottinp^hara , 



Membrane 31 — cont. 
of St. Marjr's York, sub-collectors in the archdeaconries of York and Eich- 
mond of the tenth of the clergy granted to the king by pope John XXII., 
in the eleventh year of his reign, in the payment of the tenth due from them, 
by virtue of the letter of the bishop of Winchester, principal collector of 
the tenth, and by virtue of tlie king's order to the bishop, in accordance 
■with tlae king's grant that 50 marks received from them by William de 
Melton, now archbishop of York, as a loan for certain affairs of the king, 
and paid by him to John de Weston, then chamberlain of Scotland, should 
be allowed to them in the next payments due from them for tenths or other 
debts, as the king now learns from their complaint that the sherifi of York 
exacts the aforesaid 40 marks from them. 

To Edmund de Assheby, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Lincoln. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent of 20 marks in 
Wadington belonging to John de Barkeworth, tinless the rent was assigned 
to him by any of the king's enemies, and to restore to him any issues 
received therefrom, as the keeper has returned to the king that he took 
the rent into the king's hands because it was said that John was an 
adherent of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and of other rebels, but that he 
afterwards learned that the said John was with John de {sic) Darcy, late 
sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, in the company of Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke, when the aforesaid enemies rebelled. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that a market shall be held at Pikeryng on Monday in every week, in 
addition to the market held there on the Saturday. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the rolls of the Bench to be placed 
in barrels, and to cause them to be carried through his bailiwick by the 
advice of William de Bereford, chief justice of the Bench, or of another to 
be deputed by the said justice for this purpose by his letters patent, and to 
make an inventory with the justice or his deputy of the costs expended in 
this behalf, as the king wills that the Bench shall be transferred from York 
to Westminster. By K. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to meet the said William or his 
deputy when he comes into the sheriff's bailiwick with the rolls aforesaid 
at a day to be appointed by William or his deputy, and to cause him to have 
sufficient carriage for the rolls aforesaid through the sheriffs bailiwick. 

ByK. 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Lincoln. Eutland. 

Middlesex. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

Northampton. Essex and Hertford. 

To William de Bereford, chief justice of the Bench. Order to ordain for 
the placing of the rolls in the barrels aforesaid, and for the carriage of the 
same to Westminster, in person or by another to be deputed in his place, 
and to certify the sheriffs aforesaid of his daily journeys {dietis) and of the 
places through which he intends passing, so that the sheriffs may meet him 
or his deputy according to the above order. By K. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn from term to terra until 
further orders all pleas before them against the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England concerning the lands, churches, or posses- 
sions that belonged to the master and brethren of the military order of the 
Temple in England. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to provide the expenses 
incurred and to be incurred about the inquisitions and extents of the lands 



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1323. Membrane 31 — cont. 

forfeited to the king, and in connexion with the keepers and receivers of 
the issues thereof, and about auditing their accounts and levying the debts, 
and other things thence arising in the exchequer. 

To John de Kilvyngton, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. York. 
Order not to distrain the tenants of the manors of Esingwold and Hoby for 
their ferms for last year, and to acquit them of their ferms for the present 
year, as the king has pardoned them their ferms for two years from Michael- 
mas, in the 16th year of his reign, because their lands, goods and chattels 
have been destroyed by the Scotch rebels. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede their 
demand made upon Alexander le Peyntour by the sheriff of Middlesex for 
151. 12s. 8c?., which he received from the wardrobe, and for 11. 6s. 8rf., which 
he received from the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, as it appears 
to the king that he expended the said sums about the expenses of himself 
and others sent with him to Normandy to buy plaster {blastro), canvas, 
and other things, and for divers tackle for the king's barges. By K. 

To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause the 
houses, tower, walls, and bridges of the castle, with the wall of the garden 
witliout the castle, and the houses and walls of the manor of Kenyngton, 
with the paling and wall of the park, to be repaired. 

To the same. Order to pay to Edmund de Algate, keeper of both gates, 
Ad. a day ; to Alexander le Peyntour, one of the viewers of the king's 
works, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le Rotour, the other viewer of the works, 2d. 
a day ; to Adam the gardener of the garden without the castle, 2\d. a day ; 
to the four watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day ; to Robert de Wodeham, 
captain forester of Wyndesore forest, \2d. a day ; to Ralph de la More, 
clerk of the works in the castle, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le Parker, keeper 
of Kenyngton park, \\d. a day : being their wages and stipends from 
Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

Nov. 23. To the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. 

NottiDgham. Order to pay to John Darcy, whom the king has appointed justiciary of 

Ireland, the usual fee for that oiRce a quarter in advance, as the king wishes 

to shew him favour so that he may be able to provide himself with victuals 

and other things. 



Nov. 16. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 30. 

Nov. 17. To Almaric la Zousche, constable of Rokyngham castle. Order to 

Nottiugham. expend up to 100*. in repairing the houses within the castle. By K. 

Nov. 17. To Humphrey de Waleden and Robert de Grendon. Order to deliver to 

Kottingham. the executors of John de Grey, tenant in chief, all his goods and chattels 

for the execution of his will, notwithstanding their appointment by the king 

to take into his hands all the castles, lands, goods and chattels of the said 

John in Wales and in the marches of Wales. By K . 

The like to the following : 

Simon de Balderston, appointed by letters of the secret seal for the 

above purpose in England. 
Robert de Grendon and Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales, 
appointed by letters under the secret seal for the above purpose in 
North Wales. 
Richard de Plumpton, appointed by letters under the secret seal for the 

above purpose in co. Chester. 
Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent, appointed by letters 
under the privy seal for the above purpose. 



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CALENDAE OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 

Nov. 17. 

NottiDgham. 



Nov. 15. 
Nottingbam. 



,'. Nov. 18. 
Nottino-'ham. 



Nov. 16. 

Noltingliam. 



Nov. 16. 
Nottingham. 



Memhrane 30 — cont. 

To Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of Wales, or to him who supplies 
his place. Order not to intermeddle in any way with the offices of the 
escheators whom the king has appoiuted in England and Wales concerning 
the lands of John de Grey, deceased, in Wales or the marches. 

To Eleanor, late the wife of John Bluet. Order to deliver to William de 
Cusancia, king's clerk, the bodies of Margaret and Eleanor, daughters and 
heiresses of John Bluet, as Thomas, earl of Norfolk, and Aymer de Valencia, 
earl of Pembroke, have sold the marriage of the heiresses to the said 
William, the said earls having lately impleaded her before the justices of 
the Bench for the custody of the heiresses, which each of the said earls 
claimed because John held land of both of them by knight service, when 
Eleanor came into court and asserted that she claimed nothing in the 
marriages of the heiresses, her daughters, and prayed that she might have 
the custody of their bodies, by reason of their tender age, until it should be 
determined which of the earls was entitled to their marriages. 

To John de Ellerker, the elder, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. 
Order to cause all charters of acquittance in his custody made by virtue of 
the parliament at Westminster in three weeks from Midsummer, in the 
loth year of the king's reign, to be broken and annulled, as the statute, ordi- 
nance, provision, and acquittance made in the aforesaid parliament at the 
prosecution of Humphrey de Bohuh, earl of Hereford and Essex, and other 
magnates of the realm, wherein the suit of others was remitted incon- 
siderately by the king and other errors intervened, have been revoked and 
annulled by the king in the parliament at York in three weeks from Mid- 
summer, in the same year, by the common counsel of the prelates, earls, 
barons, and other proceres of the realm. By K. 

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Thomas, son and heir of Thomas, son of Eustace de Wylsthorp, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [6739.] 

To the justice of Chester of Edward, earl of Chester, or to him who 
supplies his place. E. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, has shewn the king 
that whereas lately, whilst a plea in the earl's court of Chester was pending 
between the earl and John de Sutton that John should permit the earl to 
present a suitable person to a moiety of the church of Malpas, in that 
county, the six months' (semestre) time [for presentation] had lapsed, and 
Walter, the bishop's predecessor, conferred the moiety, which pertained to 
him by lapse by common right, upon a clerk of his, and the earl afterwards 
recovered his presentation to the said moiety against the aforesaid John, by 
reason of a seisin that the earl took after the death of Eichard de Sutton, 
father of the aforesaid John, of the said Eichard's lands in that county, and 
ordered Walter, then bishop, to admit a person to the moiety at the earl's 
presentation, notwithstanding the claim of the said John, and because 
Walter did not admit the earl's clerk to the moiety aforesaid, the earl, 
claiming the prerogative that no time ought to run against him in his 
presentations to churches in that county, impleaded the said bishop Walter 
in his court of Chester by his writ of quare non admisit, and Walter died 
whilst the plea was pending, and the earl impleaded Eoger, the present 
bishop, before the justice of Chester in hke manner, and although the 
bishop asserted that he had done no wrong in this behalf, the justice has 
compelled him to answer further to the prerogative aforesaid ; wherefore 
the bishop has besought the king to provide a remedy as well for the king 
as for himself, especially as such prerogative, it is said, ought to pertain to 
the king and to no one else in the realm ; the king, therefore, orders the 



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1323. Membrane 30— coiit. 

justice to conduct himself circuraspectly in the matter, so that prejudice or 
wrong may not be done to the king, or wrong to the bishop in this matter. 

By pet. of C. 
To the same. The aforesaid bishop has shewn the l;;ing that whereas he 
lately caused his archdeacon of Chester and certain of his ministers to he 
cited before him to answer for certain things, the cognisance whereof 
pertains to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, the justice, asserting that the 
aforesaid earl had the liberty in that county that none of his subjects ought 
to be impleaded out of the county, caused the earl's writ of prohibition to be 
made and directed to the bishop forbidding him to cite the aforesaid arch- 
deacons, his official, or other ministers to appear before him, by reason of 
which prohibition the bishop is hindered from doing what pertains to his 
oiEce ; the king, as he does not himself intermeddle with matters touching 
the spiritual jurisdiction of the ordinaries in this realm, and does not forbid 
them by his prohibitions, orders the justice not to intermeddle in any way 
by prohibitions in matters concerning the spiritual jurisdiction of the, 
bishop, and to cause any prohibitions made to the contrary to be revoked 
without delay. By pet. of C. 

Nov. 17. To the treasurer and barous of the exchequer. Order to acquit Richard 

Nottingham, de Ayremynn, king's clerk, parson of Elvele church, diocese of York, of 

40s., which they exact from him for the arrears of a tenth of that church, 

as the king has pardoned him this sum. ByK- 

To the sherifl! of York. Order to supersede the exaction of the above 

sum. By K. 

'Nov. 18. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Robert de Wardyngton, 
Nottingham, carter, who is staying by the king's orders at Somerton castle with a cart 
and six horses of the king's to carry stone and timber to tlie castle, his wages 
by indenture for so long he shall stay there, to wit 4^d. a day for himself 
and groom, and to deliver to him hay, oats, and other necessaries for the 
horses. By K. 

Nov. 20. To Anthony de Lucy. Order to send to the exchequer for delivery to the 

jSTottingham. treasury all rolls, inquisitions, and indictments of the time of Robert de 

CMfEord, late keeper of the Forest this side Trent, and of the time of Andrew 

de Harcla, afterwards supplying the place of John de Crumbewell, then 

keeper of the said Forest. 

Nov. 20. To the keepers of the lands of John de Grey in Wales and the marches. 

Nottingham. Order to permit Alexander de Saunderton, William de Mundeu, and Robert 

de Blechele, or one of them, to till and sow the arable lands pertaining to 

the aforesaid lands at their own charge in the king's name, by the view of 

the keepers or of one to be deputed by them for this purpose. By K. 

The like to the keepers of the said John's lands in England. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two verderers for the forest of 

Nottingham. Piicering to be elected in place of Alexander de Bergh and John Moryn, 
who are so occupied about the affairs of others that they cannot attend to 
the duties of the office. 

To the same. Like order for the election of a verderer in place of 
William Thurnef, who is incapacitated by age. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the 

Nottingham, forest of Inglewode to be elected in place of Robert de Whitering, who is 
incapacitated by age. 

Nov. 20. To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Nottingham, king. Order to admit a person to be appointed by Thomas, earl of Norfolk, 

marshal of England, to exercise the office of the marshalsea before them in 



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1323. 



Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 17. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 

Nov. 30. 
Eavensdale. 



Dec. 6. 

Eavensdale. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

tlie earl's place, as the king has restored that office, which was lately takea 
into the king's hands by the earl's default, to the earl for a fine made by him, 
which fine the king has remitted to him. By K. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a rent of 29^ 2s. 9d. in Brydlyngton of the prior of 
Brydlyngton, and to restore the issues received therefrom to the prior, the 
escheator having returned to the king that he took the rent into the king's 
hands because Thomas de Outhenby, to whom the prior was bound at one 
time in 201. 2s. 9d. of yearly rent for certain tenements in Bridlyngton, 
released the said rent to the prior, contrary to the statute of mortmain. 

By C. 

To William de Aune, constable of Tykehull castle. Order to deliver 
John de Acton, who is imprisoned in the constable's custody for adhering to 
certain rebels, to Ingelram Berengor and Matthew de Clyvedon, knights, 
and William de Monte Acuto, who have mainperned to have him before the 
king at Christmas next to make ransom and security for his good behaviour. 

ByK. 

I'o William de Herle and Geoffrey le Scrop. Whereas the king lately 
appointed them justices to hear and determine certain trespasses and con- 
tempts in the forfeited castles, honours, towns, and manors in co. York com- 
mitted upon the king by certain persons, and he afterwards sent to Master 
Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, his chancellor, certain inqui- 
sitions taken by his order before Master Robert de Ayleston, keeper of his 
privy seal, and Robert de Holden containing certain contempts and tres- 
passes committed against the king at Skipton-in-Cravene, and he ordered 
the chancellor by writ of privy seal to hear and determine the said trespasses 
and contempts, and he afterwards appointed the said chancellor and William 
de Ayremynne and William de Herlaston, or two of them, justices to hear 
and determine the said trespasses and contempts committed at Skipton-in- 
Cravene, and they began to hear and determine the same ; as, however, they 
are attending to the king's affairs elsewhere, so that they cannot proceed 
further in the matter, the king sends the tenor of the inquisitions aforesaid 
and the record and process in this behalf before the chancellor by himself 
and before him and the said William and William to the aforesaid William 
de Herle and Geoffrey le Scrop sub pede sigilli, and he orders them to 
proceed further in the matter according to their aforesaid commission. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Bonum of Bedeford, whom the king has 
amoved from office, as he is incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Thomas 
Gubyoun, sheriff of Essex, what he has paid in execution of the king's 
order of 16 February, in the 16th year of his reign, to pay 2s. daily to 
Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, staying at the 
house of the Minorite Sisters without Algate, London, for her maintenance. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Legat, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 29. 

Nov. 15. To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. Order to place a 

Nottingham, porter or keeper at the gate of the priory of Eye during the present void- 

ance, and not to intermeddle further with the other things pertaining to the 



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1323. Membrane 2^ — cont. 

priovy, as, upon its being lately found by an inquisition taken by John de 
Thorp and William de Morewode, clerk, that Robert Malet founded the 
priory of certain lands and possessions to be owned in frankalmoin by the 
prior and convent, and that the priory is subjected the abbey of Bernay in 
Noimandy as a cell of that abbey, so that neither a prior nor a monk can be 
promoted without the will and consent of the abbot, and that this has been 
so since the foundation, and that the said Robert Malet or his heirs received 
nothing of the goods or things pertaining to the priory in time of voidance, 
but that they placed a porter or keeper at the gate of the abbey in sign of 
lordship, who had suitable maintenance out of the goods of the priory, and 
who used to receive upon the instalment of a new prior bs. only or an ox, 
and that Henry III., to whose hands the advowson of the priory came as 
escheat by the forfeiture of the Normans in England, and Edmund, earl of 
Cornwall, who had the advowson of his gift, received nothing in the priory 
at any voidance, except a simple seisin by reason of lordship, appointing a 
porter as aforesaid, the king ordered John Abel, then esclieator beyond 
Trent, to whose office it pertained to intermedddle with such custodies, to 
put a porter or keeper at the gate in the king's name in form aforesaid, and 
the priory is now void by the cession of brother Durand, the last prior, and 
brother Robert Morpayn, monk of the abbey of Bernay, has been made 
prior of the said priory by the abbot of Bernay, and the king has been 
desired by the said Robert and the monks of the priory to place such porter 
or keeper at the gate of the priory, and to cause any other charges or 
grievances to be amoved thence. 

To Walter Faucon, keeper of the honour of Eye. Order not to inter- 
meddle in any way with the custody of the said priory, and to restore to the 
monks any issues received therefrom, and to remove the porter, if he have 
placed one there, as the king, after the aforesaid inquisition was taken, 
ordered Roger de Morewode, then keeper of the honour, to do the like. 

Dec. 7. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order not to deliver any money to 

Ravensdale. Robert de Wodehous, keeper of the wardrobe, by reason of the king's late 
order to deliver to him 20,000/. for the expenses of the king's household. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to supersede the proceed- 

Nottingham. ing to outlawry against John son of Nicholas de Stebbyng in the county 
[court] of Hertford on Thursday next, by reason of the prosecution against 
him by Master Jordan Moraunt, deceased, in the king's name and in 
Jordan's name, for a trespass committed upon the king and Jordan at 
Sabrichesworth, by reason whereof John was put in exigent to be outlawed 
in the said county on Wednesday after 15 June, in the 14th year of the 
king's reign, the king having, on the said 15 June, ordered the sheriff to 
supersede the proceeding to outlawry at the king's suit because the king 
was given to understand that Jordan had remitted his suit to the said John; 
as the king understands that John is now newly put in exigent to be out- 
lawed at his suit on Thursday aforesaid. 

To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to cause the proceeding to outlawry in the above case to be 
superseded. 

Nov. 22. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay the costs of erecting 
Nottingham, wooden peels about the walls of the castle and city of Carlisle by the view 
and testimony of the mayor and two citizens and by indenture to be made 
between him and Anthony de Lucy, constable of the castle, as the king, 
understanding that the walls of the castle and city are in many places so 
out of repair and fallen down that it is necessary to make a wooden peel 
about the places until the time when the defects can be repaired with a 
wall of stone and lime, has ordered the constable to cause wooden peels to 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Dec. 6. 

Kavensdale. 



Nov. 30. 

Ravensdale. 



Dec. 14. 

Kavensdale. 



1323. ' Membrane 29 — cont. 

be erected by tbe view of the sheriff or a deputy and the mayor and two 
citizens. The king has ordered Henry le Scrop, justice of the Forest this 
side Trent, or him who supplies his place in the forest of Ingelvvode, to 
cause as many oaks and leafless trees as shall be necessary for making the 
said peels to be delivered from that forest, for which the sheriiF is to provide 
cari'iage. By ^■ 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to pay to Margaret, late the wife of 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, staying at the house of the Minorites with- 
oiit Algate, London, the arrears of the 2s. daily that the king lately 
ordered to be paid by the sheriiF for her maintenance, and to pay her 
2s. every day until otherwise ordered. 

By C. because it was sealed at another time by K. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause the destrier-horse {equ{ii]m 
dextrariuni) that belonged to Robert de Fenles, which was lately arrested 
by the king's orders and is in the sheriff's custody, to be kept safely, and 
to find it in hay, oats, and other necessaries until otherwise ordered. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, and Northampton. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Totel, and to restore 
the issues thereof, the king having lately ordered Master John Walewayn, 
then escheator in those counties, to deliver the manor, which he had taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Guy Ferre, to Ralph de 
Gorges and Eleanor his wife to hold until the quinzaine of Michaelmas last, 
because it was found by inquisition taken by the said Master John that Guy 
held the manor at his death to him and the heirs of his body by fine levied 
in the king's court between John de Claroun, demandant, and Guy, 
deforciant, with remainder to the said Ralph and Eleanor in case he died 
without such heir, with remainder, in case Ralph and Eleanor died without 
an heir of their bodies, to theright heirs of Eleanor, and that Guy died with- 
out an heir of his body, and that the manor is held of the king in chief by 
knight service, as it now appears to the king by a transcript of the foot of 
the fine that he has caused to come into chancery from the treasury under 
the exchequer seal thafthe fine was levied by his order. 

The like to Master John Walewayn, escheator be3'ond Trent. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to pay to William de Embleby, 
carpenter, and William de Bramcote, mason (cementario), 300 marks by 
instalments, upon their finding security to complete well and truly all the 
houses, three chimneys (caminos), sewers (cloacas), doors, windows, iron- 
work (ferramenta), and other things wiihin the tower of Notingham castle 
ordained in the presence of the bishop of Exeter, the treasurer, and of the 
sheriff, with carriage and other things pertaining to the work, excepting 
only the covering with lead and the glass for the windows, making an 
indenture of agreement with the said William and William, one part whereof 
is to be sent to the exchequer, of which indenture the sheriff is to retain a 
transcript. 

To William de Dogmanfeld, steward of Shirewod forest. Order to 
deliver to the said William and William timber for the aforesaid works, 
together with sufficient branches for the necessary scaffold (scaffeto) and 
bridge for the same work. 

The like to John de Erleshwe {sic), keeper of the wood of Beskwode. 

Dec. 18. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Bavensdale. Alesia, late the wife of Ralph, baron of Craystok, the following of his 

knights' fees and cornages, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a 



Dec. 4. 

Earensdale. 

Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



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1323. 



Dec. 26. 

KeDilworth. 



Dec. 30. 
Kenilworth. 



Nov. 26. 
Kayensdale. 

Nov. 25. 
Bavensdale. 



Dec. 8. 
Ravensflale. 

81294. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 
quarter and an eighteenth of a fee in Spaldyugton, co. York, which Peter 
del Haye holds, of the yearly value of 1 IZ. ; an eleventh of a fee in Thirnum, 
in the same county, which John de Hasthorp holds, of the yearly value of 
4/. ; a fifth of a fee in Thirnum, Crauncemore, and Harpham, in that 
county, which the heirs of Edmund de Colevill hold, of the yearly value of 
Ifi/. ; a ninth of a fee in Dringhou and Ulram, in that county, which John 
de Paghill and William de Stutevill hold, of the yearly value of 20 marks; 
a quarter of a fee in Erghes, in the same county, which William de Percy 
and Adam de Somervill hold, of the yearly value of 8Z. ; a quarter of a fee 
in Ellerton and Beleby, in the aforesaid county, which Thomas de Pikeryug 
and Peter Bekard hold, of the yearly value of 10/ ; an eighth of a fee in 
Hilderskelf, in the same county, which William Bret holds, of the yearly 
value of 35i. ; an eighth of a fee in Ampleford, in the same county, which 
Adam de London holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; a quarter of a fee in 
Swynton, in the same county, which William Bret holds, of the yearly 
value of 6Qs. ; and the rents of the following cornages : 2*. 8|c?. of such 
rent that Walter de Cirezy renders yearly for certain lands in Neubigging', 
CO. Cumberland, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; 2s. of such rent that 
Thomas de Laton renders yearly for certain lands in Aldeby, in the afore- 
said county, of the yearly value of 20*. ; 9d. of such rent that Thomas de 
Dolfanby renders yearly for certain lands in Craystok, in the aforesaid 
county, of the yearly value of 13s. 4rf. ; Qd. of such rent that Alan de 
Kynthorp renders yearly for certain lands in the same county, of the yearly 
value of 13*. id. ; 6c?. of such rent that William HoUeye renders yearly for 
certain lauds in Motherby, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
13*. Ad.- 8*. 6c?. of such rent that Henry de Threlkeld renders yearly for 
certain lands in Tanewith, co. Westmoreland, of the yearly value of 
10 marks. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to the said Alesia the following of 
her late husband's advowsons : the advowson of the church of Horseley, 
CO. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 201. ; the advowson of the 
church of Thorpbasset, co. York, of the yearly value of 10/. 

To Walter de Bello Campo, marshal of the household. Order to release 
Thomas Perle, who is detained in prison in the marshal's custody upon a 
charge of adhering to the late rebels, as William de Arcalwe, knight, of 
CO. Salop, Simon de Baddeshore, of the same county, John le Walissh, of 
the same county, and Robert de Aketon, of the same county, have main- 
perned before the king to have the said Thomas at the next parliament, to 
be holden at Westminster in three weeks from the Purification next, to 
answer to the king. By K. 

[Par/. Writs.'] 

MEMBRANE 28. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Nicholas atte Barre of Walyngford, deceased. 

To Master John Waleweyne, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Driby, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Simon 
de Driby, deceased, and Margery his wife held the manor jointly at Simon's 
death of their purchase, and that Margery continued her seisin of the same 
jointly with him until his death, and that the manor is held of Henry de 
Bello Monte by knight service. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Bocland, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 



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OALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1323. 



Deo. 16. 

liavensdale. 



Dec. 16. 

Ravensdale. 



Dec. 27. 
Kenilworth. 



Dec. 27. 
Kenilworth. 



Dec. 28. 

Kenilworth. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 
taken by the escheator that Jolin de Lenham and Matilda his wife were 
jointly "enfeoffed thereof, to them and the heirs of John, by fine levied 
between them and Michael le Ecus in the king's court, and that the manor 
Is held of the king in chief by knight service, and that the fine was levied 
by the king's licence, as the king has ascertained by inspection .of his letters 
patent granting the licence and of a transcript at the foot of the fine. 

To Simon de Baldereston, keeper of the lands of John de Grey in co. 
Bedford, in the king's hands. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Rouhale, in that county, and to restore any issues received thence 
to John Araory of Carleton, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John 
de Morteyn and Philip de Aylesbury that the abbot and convent of Wardon, 
on Friday after St. Hilary, in the 13th year of the reign, demised the 
manor to John de Grey for eleven years, with a provision that if he died 
within that time the manor should remain to the aforesaid John Amory for 
the remainder of the term, and that the aforesaid Simon seized it into the 
king's hands with other lands of the said John de Grey upon his death, 
and that the abbot and convent never made any other estate of the manor 
to John de Grey, and that the manor is held of John de Botetourte and 
Matilda his wife, John Pycot, and John de Pateshull, and it appears by the 
other part of the indenture of demise sealed by John de Grey, remaining in 
the possession of the abbot and convent, which the king has inspected, that 
the demise was made in form aforesaid. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Melbruk, and with the lands, rents, and services of freemen and villeins 
of the aforesaid abbot and convent in Melbruk, Ametbull, Stepingle, 
Prestelegh, and Feltewyk, and to restore the issues thereof to the abbot and 
convent, as it appears by inquisition taken as above that the abbot and 
convent, on Tuesday the feast of St. Hilary, in the 14th year of the king's 
reign, demised the said manor and lands, etc., to the aforesaid John de Grey 
for ten years, with provision that they should revert to the abbot and con- 
vent if he died within that term, and that the aforesaid keeper took (hem into 
the king's hands with other lands of the said John upon his death, and that 
the abbot and convent never made any other estate thereof to John, and 
that the manor and lands are held of John de Sancto Amando, and the king 
has inspected the other part of the indenture, etc., as above. 

To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order not to molest Ealph le Botiller, late keeper of the manors of 
Lodelawe, Clebury, Staunton, and Cresseche, which belonged to Eoger de 
Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, a rebel, by reason of the forfeited issues wherein 
he was condemned {positvs) because he did not appear before the king to 
answer for certain trespasses whereof he was indicted, and to cause the 
said issues to be taken out of the rolls, as Ealph was in person before the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer at Westminster from the morrow of 
Martinmas last until Sunday before St. Thomas the Apostle following by 
summons of the exchequer, for the purpose of rendering account of the 
issues of the aforesaid manors, so that he could not appear before the king 
during that time. By K. 

To the king's bailiffs and the bailiffs of Thomas Wake at Ware, Order 
to cause all the goods of Master Pancius de Controno to be restored to him 
or to his attorney without delay, which goods were taken and carried away 
by William AschiJd of Wydeford, and wliich [were arrested] by the bailifts 
in the said town on suspicion, as appears by their certificate to the king. 

ByK. 

To Eichard de Emeldon, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. North- 
umberland. Order to restore to John de Layburn, knight, of co. Salop, an 



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51 



1323. 



Dec. 28. 
Kenilworth. 



Dec. 27. 
Kenilworth. 



Dec. 23. 

Kenilworth. 



Dec. 31. 

Kenilworth. 



1324. 

Jan. 1. 
Kenilworth, 



Membrane 28 — cont. 
adherent of John de Moubray and other rebels, his lands in Richard's 
custody, as he has made ransom with tlie king for his life and lands. 

By K. 
The like to Roger Carles, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Salop. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Robert 
de Ardern of the lands, goods, and chattels of Richard Dammory in cos. 
Oxford, Buckingham, and Somerset, the custody whereof the king com- 
mitted to him on 26 February, in the 15th year of his reign, and of the 
issues of the same, as the king, on 16 March following, ordered 
Robert to release Richard from custody, and to restore to him his lands, 
goods, and chattels, and the issues thereof, upon Richard finding mainper- 
nors for his good behaviour, and to answer to the king. 

To Edmund, earl of Aruudel, justice of Wales. Order to release Cadugan 
ap Howel and David Vaghan, Welsh prisoners, as Robert de Watevill, 
Richard Talbot ' le uncle,' Rhys (Resus) ap Griffuth, Thomas de Wynnes- 
bury, Ralph de Seint Owen, Philip de Clannowe, and Philip de Grete have 
mainperned to have them before the king in his next parliament, to be 
holden at Westminster in three weeks from the Puriftcatiou next, to answer 
to him. 

Afterwards, at the said parliament, Richard Talebot, knight, of co. Here- 
ford, William de la Mote, knight, of co. Norfolk, Walter de Coumbe of co. 
Wilts, James de Ho of co. Suffolk, Thomas de Haukeston of co. Stafford, 
and Robert de Hale of co. Northampton, mainperned to have the said 
Cadugan and David before the king at his will. By K. 

To John de Cherleton. Order to release John de {sic) Waleys and 
William de la Hill, imprisoued in his custody, upon their finding mainper- 
nors to have them before the king at the next parliament to answer to him. 

ByK. 

To Thomas de Eyvill, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. York. Order 
to restore to Robert de Wombewell his goods and chattels, upon his fiudiug 
security to answer to the king for the same if they be found to pertain to 
the king, the keeper having returned to the king that he took the said 
goods and chattels into the king's hands because he understood that Robert 
was an adherent of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, which return the king 
considered insufficient as it did not mention the manner of his adherence, 
whereupon he ordered the keeper to certify him of the manner and time 
of such adherence, and it appears by the inquisition taken by the escheator 
in execution of that order that Robert was not an adherent in any wise of 
the said earl or of any other rebel, and did not bear arms against the king. 

To the bailiffs and men of Orford, co. Suffolk. Order not to make suit 
to the windmill newly erected in that town by William de Cleydon, and not 
to permit any others to make suit to it to the king's prejudice, until further 
orders, as the king learns that William has caused a windmill to be made 
newly in that town, and has drawn to it a great part of the suit that the 
king used to have to his mills in that town, whereby the profits of the king's 
mills are greatly diminished. By K. 

To William de Cleydon. Order to cause the aforesaid windmill to be 
removed, or to be at the parlianlent at Westminster in three weeks from the 
Purification next to certify the king if there be any reason why he should 
not remove the said miU. By K. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Lavenden, Weston, and Chilton, and with the advowson of 

D 2 



52 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1324, 



Jan. 6. 

Hanlej". 



Jan. 5. 
Hanley. 



Jan. 10. 

Worcester. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 
the church of Wolston, co. Buckingham, and to restore the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late 
escheater this side Trent, that Paulinus Peyvre and Elizabeth his wife held 
the said manors and advowsons jointly when Paulinus died by virtue of a 
fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor of Chilton is held of the 
king as of the honour of Gloucester as of the purparty that belonged to 
Hugh de Audele, in the king's hands, by the service of a moiety of a 
knight's fee, and the other manors and the advowson are held of others than 
the king, and it appears by the other part of the iine exhibited before the 
king in chancery that Hugh Besyn granted to Paulinus and Elizabeth the 
said manors and advowsons, and rendered them to them in court, to them 
and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default of such heirs to 
the right heirs of Paulinus. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to assist Eichard de Ayremynne and 
William de Pyllaunde, king's clerks, keepers of the bishopric of Winchester, 
and those whom they may depute in levying the ferms and rents in the city 
of London due to the king from the tenements of the bishopric from the 
time when the temporalities of the bishopric came to the king's hands. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
executors of John, bishop of Winchester, principal collector of the tenth for 
one year imposed upon the clergy by pope John and granted to the king, 
for 100/. paid to Thomas, earl of Norfolk, marshal of England, and for 10/. 
paid to Eobert de Barton, then receiver of the king's victuals in the parts of 
Carlisle, in the bishop's account of the tenth aforesaid, the king having 
ordered the bishop to pay 200/. to the earl out of the tenth, in part payment 
of 500/., which the king promised to give the earl for the stay of Edward de 
Balliolo in his company by the king's order, and having ordered the bishop 
by another writ to pay 100/. out of the second term of payment of the tenth 
to the said Eobertfor the maintenance of the men-at-arms staying in gar- 
rison of the city and castle of Carlisle, in execution of which orders the 
prior and convent of Durham, sub-collectors of the tenth in the diocese of 
Durham, paid 100/. to the earl, and the prior and convent of Carlisle, sub- 
collectors in the diocese of Carlisle, paid 10/. of the said 100/. to the afore- 
said Eobert, by the bishop's order, as his executors assert. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de (sic) Northern of Berghhamstede, deceased. 



Membrane 27. 

Jan. 5. To the keeper of the manor of Cristeshale. Order to pay to the rector 

Hanley. of the church of Cristeshale the arrears of the tithe of hay of the demesne 

lands of the manor since it was taken into the king's hands, and to pay him 

the tithe hereafter, the rector having prayed the king to cause him to be 

satisfied for the said arrears, to wit for two years. By K. 

Jan. 6. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the sluices of the mills of York castle, 

Hanley. which the king understands are partly broken, to be repaired by the view 

and testimony of the mayor of York and of another man of that city. By K. 

Jan. 4. To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Hanley. king. Order to continue until the quinzaine of Easter next all matters 
moved against the bishop of London, the dean and chapter, officials, and 
other ministers of St. Paul's, London, in the last eyre at the Tower, which 
the king caused to come before him, and which he ordered to be continued 
until the present octaves of St. Hilary. By pet. of C. 



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53 



1324. 

Jan. 9. 
Worcester. 



[ Jan. 6. 
Hanley. 



Jan. 11. 

Worcester. 



Jan. 12. 

Worcester. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
recognisances made in chancery to certain of the king's rebels and their 
adherents, the tenors -whereof the king sends them sub pede sigilli, to be 
levied for the king's use, except 20,000/. therein contained that Peter de 
Malo Lacu, the elder, acknowledged to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, a 
rebel, concerning which the king has caused a process to be begun in 
chancery. 

To Eoger de Waltham, king's clerk. Order to receive the account of 
John de Ellerker, late keeper of the hanaper of chancery, for the 15th, 
16th, and I7th years of the king's reign and beyond that time until 
1 January last in one account and not separately, the king having ordered 
the said John to render his account before Eoger for all the said time. 
The king orders Roger to keep the account, when he has received it, 
amongst his other memoranda, and to answer to the king therefor, together 
with the account of the aforesaid John, for Roger's time in his own account 
at the exchequer. « By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas by the tenor 
of the foot of a fine levied before the justices of the Bench between Henry 
de Boclond and Alice his wife, demandants, and Master Simon de Glede^eye, 
deforciant, concerning the manor of Boclond, co. Hertford, the tenor 
whereof the king lately caused to come before him in chancery, it was 
found that Simon granted and rendered the manor to Henry and Alice in 
court for their lives, with remainder to Reginald, Henry's son, and the 
heirs of his body, with remainder, in default of such heir, to Richard, 
brother of Reginald, and to the heirs of his body, with remainder, in 
default of such heir, to Eleanor, sister of Richard, and to the heirs of her 
body, with remainder over to the right heirs of Henry, and it was found 
by an inquisition taken by Walram de Rocheford and Geoffrey de la Lee, at 
the suit of the aforesaid Richard, that Henry and Alice were seised of the 
said manor jointly for six years and more, and that Reginald died without 
an heir of his body during the life of Henry and Alice, and that, after his 
death, Alice, who thus held the manor for life, granted the manor to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere for the term of her life, subject to a yearly 
rent of 20/., and that the manor was taken into the king's hands during her 
life with the other lands of Bartholomew by his forfeiture, and that Alice 
has now died, for which reason the manor ought to remain to Richard, 
brother of the said Reginald, according to the form of the fine ; whereupon 
the king ordered William de Poleye, then keeper of the manor and of other 
forfeited lands in co. Hertford, to deliver the manor to Richard ; and tlie 
king now understands that Richard remitted his right in the manor to 
Bartholomew by deed, wherefore the king was deceived in the delivery of 
the manor to Richard : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
examine the aforesaid deed, which is in their custody, and to do further in 
this matter what they shall see fit to be done on the king's behalf. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to William de Stanford and 
Roesia his wife a moiety of a messuage in the parish of St. Bartholomew 
the Little, London, to hold during the king's pleasure in recompence for the 
rent due to them from it, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
mayor and sheriffs that William and Roesia, at Easter in the 16th year of 
the reign, demised the moiety at ferm to Ralph de Bokton and Agnes his 
wife for the term of seven years, rendering to them therefor 4 marks yearly, 
and that the moiety is held of the king in free burgage and is worth 4 marks 
in all issues, and the two moieties render yearly in common to the wardens 
of London Bridge 5s., to the prior of Holy Trinity, London, As., to the 
master of St, Giles's hospital 2s., and that the repairing of the moiety is 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324). Membrane 27 — cont. 

worth \5s. yearly, so that the moiety is worth 32s. 4:d. clear yearly, and 
that William aud Roesia made no other estate of the moiety or of the rent, 
and that the moiety is in the king's hands by Ralph's forfeiture because he 
adhered to Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, and it appears to the king 
by the demise exhibited in chancery that the moiety was demised to Ralph 
and Agnes in form aforesaid. By C. 

Jan. 18. To John de Blumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Gloucester. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Whereas, upon its being founil by 
inquisition taken by Master Jolm Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, 
that Robert Burguilloun held at his death certain lands in Gedeney, co. 
Lincoln, of the king in chief as of the honour of Albemarle by knight 
service, and that he held no lands in chief as of the crown by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to have pertained to the king, but 
that he held a moiety of the manor of Great Narry.nges, co. Norfolk, in 
socage of Thomas Bardolf by the service of 10s. yearly, and that Hugh his 
son is his next heir and is aged twelve years, the king ordered Master 
John to restore the aforesaid moiety to Joan, late the wife of the said 
Robert, as nearest [friend] of the heir, and the king afterwards granted to 
John, bishop of Norwich, the late chancellor, the custody of the said 
Robert's lands held in chief as of the honour aforesaid and of the lands 
that Joan held in dower of the heir's inheritance, which were in the king's 
hands by reason of the heir's minority, to have during the heir's minority, 
together with the marriage of the heir, and afterwards the king granted 
that the bishop should have the custody of the lands aforesaid with the 
advowsons of the churches pertaining thereto during the heir's minority, 
and it is found by an inquisition taken by the said Master John, concerning 
the lands that Sarah, late the mother of Robert, held in chief at her death 
of the heir's inheritance, that Sarah held in dower a moiety of the manor of 
Great Narringes, with the advowsons of a moiety of the churches of Great 
Narringes and Thirsford, and that the moiety, with the advowsons, is held 
in free socage of Thomas Bardolf by the service of \Qs. yearly, and that she 
held in dower at her death a third of the manor cf Kerdeston, which ia held 
of the heir of Geoffrey de Say, a minor in the king's custody, by the 
ser-^dce of a third of a knight's fee, and that she did not hold any lands in 
chief as of the crown by reason whereof the custody of the moieties afore- 
said ought to pertain to the king : the king therefore orders the aforesaid John 
de Blumvill not to intermeddle further with the moiety of the said manor 
or with the advowsons of the moiety of the said churches, and to restore to 
the aforesaid Joan, as nearest [friend] of the heir, any issues received 
therefrom. 

Jan 16. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede the king's order to cause 

Tewkesbury. William son and heir of William atte Halle of Lafford to come before the 
king's council, which order was issued because the king was given to 
understand that he was an idiot from birth, and not to molest him in any 
way in this behalf, as he has appeared personally before the king's council 
and has been examined, and he is found to he of sound mind and not an 
idiot from birth, as had been previously suggested. By C. 

Jan. 23. To Roger de Waltham; late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to make 

Gloucester, account with John Devery, king's clerk, for the time that he was employed 
in supervising the grinding, boultiug, and packing of the wheat that the 
king, on 21 April, in the 16th year of his reign, ordered the sheriils of 
London to purvey and grind for the expedition of the Scotch war, and to 
make a bill under his seal for \2d. for each day that the said John was 
thus employed, by which bill the king will cause that sura to be paid to 
him. By C. 



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55 



1321.. 

Jan 10. 

Worcester. 



Jan. 20. 

Worcester. 



Jan. 20. 

Gloucester. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 
To John de Kilwynton, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. York. 
Order to acquit the tenants of the king's manors of Esyngwald and Hoby 
of their ferms for two j'ears from Michaelmas, in the 16th year of the 
king's reign, the king having pardoned them the same in consideration of 
the destruction of their lands, goods, and chattels by the Scotch rebels. 

To Simon de Balderston, keeper of the manor of Erlyde near Stanes, co. 
Stafford. Order to deliver the said manor to the abbot and convent of 
Cumbermere, together with the goods and chattels found therein on the 
day of the death of John de Grey, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by Master John "Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that the abbot and 
convent, at Michaelmas, in the 3rd year of the king's reign, demised to 
the said John the manor with all their goods and chattels therein for his life, 
with provision that if he died within twelve years of the date of demise, 
then the manor should remain to his executors until the end of that term, 
and that the abbot and convent did not demise the manor in any other 
manner and did not afterwards make any agreement concerning the demise 
or tbe goods in the manor. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, 
Salop, and Stafford. Order to cause Richard Aubrey to have seisin of the 
lands that Adam Aubray held of the king as of the lands that belonged to 
Roger de Mortuo Mari of Chirk, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Adam held at 
his death a six(h of a messuage and half a virgate of laud in Bradewardyn 
as above by the service of 8rf. yearly, and that he held no other lands of the 
king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, but that he held other lands of divers other lords, and that the 
aforesaid Richard, his kinsman, is his nearest heir and of full age, the king 
having taken Richard's fealty for the lands held of him. 



Membrane 26. 

Jan. 23. To John de Lancastre, keeper of certain lands in co. Lancaster. Order 

Gloucester, not to distrain William, son of Marmadnke de Tweng, for his homage for 
the lands that Marmaduke held of the king, and to release any distress that 
he may have made in this behalf, as the king, on 26 May, in the 1 6th year 
of his reign, ordered Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent, not to 
distrain William for his homage, because it was found by inquisition taken 
by the said Thomas that Marmaduke, long before his death, granted to 
William for life, certain lands in Helsyngton, Kirkehy in Kendale, Warton, 
Kerneford, Hellehale, Caterhale, Esseton, Stodehagh, Tyrom, and Rothe- 
clif, which Marmaduke held of the king by knight service, and that William 
was seised thereof long before Marmaduke's death, and that Marmaduke 
held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Holm in Holdernesse of the 
chapter of St. John's Beverley, and that he did not hold any lands of the 
king at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to per- 
tain to the king, and that William is his son and heir and is of full age, the 
king having previously taken William's homage for the lands that Marmaduke 
thus held of the king. 

Jan. 23. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

Gloucester, meddle further with the lands of Henry de Crasseney, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition that he held nothing of the 
king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. 



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1324. 

Jan. 20. 
Gloucester. 



Jan. 23. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 20. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 24. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 28. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 20. 

Gloucester. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the men 
of the county of Koithumberland to h.ave respite until Sunday in Mid-Lent 
next for all the debts due frtm them to the king, the king having continued 
until then the respite granted by him until Michaelmas last, in consideration 
of the damages sustained by them at the hands of the Scotch rebels. 

ByC. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Bradepole, 
Luitone, and Combe, and with the hundreds of Bemynistre and Bedehone, 
CO. Dorset, and with certain lands in Sturmenstre Mareschal, in the same 
county, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Ralpli 
de Gorges and Eleanor his wife, who still survives, were jointly enfeoffed 
of the said manors and hundreds, to them and to the heirs of Ralph, by fine 
levied in the late king's court, and were jointly enfeoffed of the said tenements, 
to them and to the heirs of Ralph, and that Eleanor continued her seisin 
thereof jointly with Ralph until the time of his death, and that the manors, 
hundreds, and tenements are held of others than the king, the premises 
having been taken into the king's hands by reason of Ralph's death. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to expend up to 10/. in repairing the 
houses within Norwich castle, by the view and testimony of William But 
and John Cusin. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Henry 
Darcy and Hugh de Totehill of 4Z. 10*. Od. yearly for the lands that 
belonged to Geofirey de Fresehelay in Shelf and Fressheley, co. York, and 
to cause the letters patent granting the same to them for life to be cancelled 
in the estreats in the original roll of the chancery delivered to them for the 
Ilth year of the reign, the king having, on 8 March, in the aforesaid year, 
granted the said lands, which Richard Wade held for life, and which were 
in the king's hands as escheat by reason of Geoffrey's adhesion to the Scotch 
rebels, to them for the term of their lives, rendering 4/. 10s. Od. therefor 
to the exchequer yearly, as the king, forgetting this grant, on 13 March, in 
the same year, committed the custody of the said lands to Adam de Stirke- 
land during pleasure, on condition that he answered to the exchequer for 
all issues, as .appears by the rolls of chancery, and the said Henry and 
Hugh have appeared in chancery and restored the letters patent made to 
them and the king's writ to deliver seisin to them, which letters the king 
has annulled. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 
ham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of William de Monte Gomery, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William held no 
lands in chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To Roger de Belgrave, receiver of Leicester, Order to pay to the 
prebendaries of the church of St. Mary near the Castle, Leicester, the 
arrears of \0s. yearly from the time when the lands of the earl of Lancaster 
came to the king's hands, and to pay them that sum yearly for so long as 
the lands are in his custody, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by 
the receiver and by Robert de Gaddesby that Robert, late earl of Leicester, 
at the time of the foundation of the said prebends, granted to the pre- 
bendaries that sum yearly, to be received from the receiver of the earls of 
Leicester, to provide a candle (mortario) of tallow to be burned in the 
church every night, and that the prebendaries were wont to receive the said 



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57 



1324. Membrane 26 — cnnt. 

sum all the time of the said eavl Robert, and afterwards all the time of 
Simon de Monte Forti, sometime earl of Leicester, and in all the time of 
Edmund, the king's uncle, and in all the time of Thomas, late earl of 
Leicester and Lancaster, until the lands of the said Thomas came to the 
king's hands by his forfeiture. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in co. Lancaster. Order to deliver to 
William son of William de Clifton and of Alina his wife certain lands in 
Clifton and Westeby, co. Lancaster, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by Thomas de Burgh, late escheator in that county, that William de Clifton 
held the said lands for life by fine levied in the king's court of the gift of 
Eustace de Goddesbech, who gave them to William and Alina, his first 
■wife, lately deceased, for their lives, with remainder to William their son 
and the heirs of his body, and that the lands are held of the king by fealty 
and suit at the county [court] of Lancaster from six weeks to six weeks, 
and by suit at the wapentake of Amundernesse from three weeks to three 
■weeks, and by the service of 40*. yearly, the king having taken the fealty 
of the said William son of William. 

Jan. 25. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to pay to Eobert de Welle and 

Gloucester. Matilda his wife, late the wife of Eobert de Clifford, tenant in chief, the 
arrears of a third of the profit of that county from the time of the sheriff's 
appointment, and to p&y them the same during the time of his office, the 
king having, on 27 September, in the 8th year of his reign, assigned the 
said third to Matilda in dower with other lands of the said Eobert de 
Clifford. 

The like to Hugh de Louthre, late sheriff of that county. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit W. bishop 

Bristol. of Exeter, in his account at the exchequer, of the custody of the chaplain 
and damsel who served the wife of John de Moubray, the king's rebel, and 
who were imprisoned in the Tower of London, the king having ordered the 
bishop, when he was keeper of the Tower, to release the said chaplain and 
damsel, if they were detained for no other reason than that of ha^ving served 
the said John's wife, upon their finding mainpernors to have them before 
the king to answer to him when ordered, as the bishop released Thomas de 
Thorp, who was chaplain of the said John, and Wymarca de Brandes, who 
was damsel of the said John's wife, from the Tower, and has returned into 
chancery the names of their mainpernors, to wit John de Padyngton, John 
Coterel of Lodelawe, John de Crykkeleye, John Hardyng, and Eichard 
Coterel of Lodelawe, of the city of London. 

Jan. 18. To the same. Whereas it appears by an indenture between John de 

Gloucester. Hampton, late sheriff' of Gloucester, and John le Longe, then master of the 
ship called ' Mighel ' of Bristol, sealed by the said John le Longe and by 
the mayor of Bristol, which has been exhibited before the king in chancery, 
that the said John de Hampton delivered to John le Longe, of the corn 
bought and purveyed in his bailiwick for the expedition of the Scotch war, 
123 quarters 2-| bushels of wheat by rased measure, to wit 21 quarters as 
20 quarters, and 43 barrels full of boulted wheaten flour, containing 
265 quarters 2\ bushels and a peck {pek') by the aforesaid measure, the 
product (proveniencia) of 299 (ducentis quart' viginti decern et novem) 
quarters and a bushel of wheat by the same measure, and 300 quarters of 
beans, 103 quarters 3 bushels of barley, and 200 quarters of oats by the 
same measure, and with the eighth bushel of each quarter of oats heaped up 
{cumulate), for the purpose of taking the same from Bristol to Shym- 
bernesse, there to be delivered to the receiver of the king's victuals, and it 
appears by an inquisition taken by Henry de Malton and Adam de Bkelton 



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2^324. Membrane 26 — cont. 

that, on 10 June, in the IGth year of the king's reign, out {procuT) at sea 
near a place called ' Alingbank,' between Whithavene and Shymbernesse, 
the aforesaid ship was wrecked {dirupta) and wholly sunk by the raging of 
the sea and the beating of the waves, so that John le Longe and the other 
sailors of the ship barely escaped in a float-boat {naviculam flof.antem), and 
that all the corn, victuals, and other goods in the ship were lost, except 
20 barrels of wheaten flour, which were afterwards thrown on shore and 
saved towards the parts of England at a place called ' Wolsstibay ' : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to acquit John de Hampton 
of the corn and flour thus lost, provided that he answer for the barrels of 
flour thus saved. By C. 

Jan. 28. To the baihffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to cause to be kept until 

Berkeley. further orders the three ships of the power of the count of Zeeland, laden 
with barley, oats, salt, and other merchandise, which were lately arrested in 
La Rode and brought to Yarmouth, where they .are now in the bailiffs' 
custody, the ships having been arrested for a robbery committed by malefac- 
tors of the count's power by his special order upon Robert de Sancto 
Botulpho and John Child of their ship called ^ La Katerme' and of the 
goods in her. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of the bit^hop of Norwich, Robert de Monte Alto and Joan 
de Tateshale at Bishop's Lenu. Order to arrest all ships of the power of 
the count of Zeeland now in that port or arriving there henceforth, and to 
keep the same safely until further orders without losing any of the goods 
found in them, as the king is given to understand that certain malefactors 
of the count's power have robbed many ships of this realm at sea of goods 
to a great value by the count's order, and have slain certain mariners of the 
same ships, and inflict such damage upon the king's subjects from day to 
day. 
\_Fcedera.'\ 

Jan. 28. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Iron Acton. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle with the 
lands that Richard de Peveneseye, deceased, and Ela his wife held in 
Bochampton, co. Berks, of Ela's inheritance, who still survives, and to 
deliver the issues thereof to Ela, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Richard and 
Ela held the lands jointly on the day of Richard's death by the service of 
keeping and housing the king's harriers (canes hayericeos) and of carrying 
the king's horn when he came to those parts to chase, and that Richard did 
not hold any other lands of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof 
the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 
Vacated because othencise below. 



Membrane 25. 

Jan. 25. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Gloucester. Dorset. Order to assign to Eleanor, late the wife of Ralph de Gorges, 

tenant in chief, dower of the manor of Wrokeshale, co. Somerset, and of a 

third of the manor of Braunton, co. Devon, as she has taken oath before the 

king not to marry without his licence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Gervase de Bray and Elizabeth his 
wife, mother of William son and heir of Geoffrey de Bocibran, as nearest 
[friends] of the said heir, the hamlet of Hiskyn, co. Cornwall, and tlie issues 
thereof from the time of Geoffrey's death, as the king learns by inquisition 



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1324. Membrane 25 — coat. 

taken by John Abel, late escheator this side Trent, that the said Geoffrey 
held at his death 20s. of yearly rent in Carkille of the king in chief as of 
the honour of Tremeton, in the king's hands, by knight service, and that he 
did not hold any other lands ia chief as of the crown at his deatli by reasoa 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he 
held the said hamlet in socage of Hugh le Curteneye by the service of 5s. 
for all service, and that the said William is his next heir and vpas then aged 
one year and twelve weeks. 

Jan. 26. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

GlouoBBter. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Queen Isabella, or 
to her attorney, 10 marks of yearly rent in Masseworth from a manor of 
Paulinus Peyvre the^e, together with the issues received therefrom since 
the death of Paulinus, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master 
John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Paulinus held the said 
rent at his death, issuing from a manor of his there that he had demised, 
long before his death, to Ralph le Mareschale and Clarice his wife for the 
term of their lives, and that the manor is held in chief as of the honour of 
Walyngford by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, the king having, 
on 22 April, in the 10th year of his reign, granted the castle and honour of 
Walyngford to the queen for her life. 

Jan. 20. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Gloucester. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Knyghteton, 
CO. Dorset, and Ridelcumbe, co. Devon, and to deliver to John de Wylyngton 
the issues thereof from 16 November last, upon which day the king restored 
to him all his lands, which were in the king's hands because John had 
adhered to certain rebels, as it appears to the king by the foot of a fine 
levied in the late king's court, in the 27tli year of his reign, between 
Juliana, late the wife of Ralph de Wylyngton, demandant, and Edmund de 
Wylyngton and Christiana, his wife, deforciants, concerning the aforesaid 
manors, that the deforciants acknowledged the manors to be the right of 
Juliana, and granted, for themselves and the heirs of Christiana, that the 
manors, which Robert de Pudele and JMargery his wife held in dower of the 
said Margery of Christiana's inheritance, should remain after Margery's 
death to the aforesaid Juliana and her heirs, and it appears by an inquisition 
taken by Master John Walewaya, late escheator this side Trent, that John 
de Wjdyngton, son of the said Juliana, is her next heir, and that Juliana 
never afterwards changed her estate in the said manors, but that she died 
seised thereof, and that the manor of Knyghteton is held of Elizabeth de 
Burgh as of the honour of Craneburn by the service of an eighth of a 
knight's fee, and is worth yearly in all issues 100s., and the manor of 
Ridelcumbe is held of the heir of the earl of Gloucester as of the honour of 
Gloucester by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, and is worth yearly 
in all issues 10 marks. 
Jan. 18. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in co. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Iron Acton. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of Richard de Peveneseye, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken "bj Master John Walewayn, late escheator 
this side Trent, that Richard and Ela his wife, who still survives, held 
jointly on the day of Richard's death certain lands in Bokhampton, 
CO. Berks, as of her inheritance, by the services of keeping and housing the 
king's harriers {canes hayericeos) and of carrying the king's horn when he 
came to those parts to chase, and that Richard did not hold any other lands 
of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, and that Richard and Ela held on the said day 
certain other lands in Chepynglambourne and Estbury, which are held of 
others than the king. 



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1324 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Iron Acton. 



Feb. 1. 
Berkeley. 



1323. 

Dec. 6. 

Helper. 

(^Beaureper.) 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, London, 
and Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the aforesaid 
Richard's lands in his bailiwick, for the above reason. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Roger de Moles, 
as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that he held nothing in 
chief of the king at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king. 

To Robert de Stok. Order to deliver to the heir of William de Keynes 
of Faldho all the said William's lands, together with the issues thereof from 
14 May, in the 15th year of the king's reign, upon which day the king, at 
the instance of Master Gilbert de Middelton, archdeacon of Northampton, 
pardoned the said William the suit of his peace and what pertained to the 
king by reason of William's adherence to Thomas and Humphrey, late earls 
of Lancaster and Hereford, and to other rebels of their confederacy, and 
restored to William his lands, when he ordered Robert to deliver to William 
his lauds, Robert having returned that he had not done so because William 
died before the king's writ came to him. 

To Matthew Broun, keeper of the manors of Louth (Ltida) and Norton 
in Lyndeseye. Order to deliver to Master Giles de Ridmere, canon of 
St. Mary's Lincoln, and William de Baiocis of Lincoln, the said manors, 
together with their goods therein, which were taken into the king's hands 
by his ministers who were assigned to take into his hands the temporalities 
of the see of Lincoln, the said Giles and William having suggested to the 
king that Henry, bishop of Lincoln, in consideration of a mainprize made 
by them for him against the dean and chapter for 546/. 19.?. 2^d., in which 
the bishop was bound to the dean and chapter for corn, hay, and other 
fruits pertaining to the dean and chapter of the time of the last voidance of 
the bishopric, and for beasts and other sorts of stock on the manors of the 
bishopric when the said bishop obtained it, which were sold to the bishop, 
demised to the said Giles and William the aforesaid manors, which are of 
the bishopric, for the term of ten years from All Saints, 1.321, so that if 
they had not fully levied the above sum from the manors in that time, then 
the manors were to remain to them until they had levied the money fully, 
according to the conditions contained in a deed indented made between the 
bishop and them, and that the king's ministers took the manors into his 
hands as above although Giles and William were seised thereof long before 
the said bishop was charged with any trespass against the king, for which 
they prayed the king for a remedy, whereupon the king appointed Lambert 
de Trykyngham, Henry de Fenton, and Nicholas de Bolingbrok to enquire 
in the presence of the keeper of the manors concerning the premises, and it 
appears by the inquisition taken by Henry and Nicholas that Giles and 
William were seised of the manors from 2 November, in the aforesaid year, 
until the eve of St. James the Apostle next following, and that the keeper 
then took the manors into the king's hands, and that at that time no o-oods 
or chattels of Giles and William were found therein except the growing 
corn, which was extended to 281. 16s. Qd. in gross, and that the manors are 
worth in all issues 701., and are held of the king with other temporalities of 
the bishopric, and it appears to the king by the aforesaid deed, which was 
exhibited before him in chancery, that the demise was made to Giles and 
William in form aforesaid. By Q, 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford 
Stafford, and Salop. Order to cause Ralph de Stafford, son and heir of 
Edmund de Stafford, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his 



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Feb. 8. 
Iron Acton. 



Jan. 30. 
Gloucester. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 
father's lands, aa he has proved his age before Master Johu Walewayn, late 
escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. 

By p.s. [6759]. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Wilts. Older to deliver to John Mauger his lands in Wermenstre and 
Amssepestre and his goods, together with the issues received therefrom, 
upon his finding security to answer to the king if he will speak against him, 
the keeper having certified the king that the lands were taken into the 
king's hands by John de Tycheburn, late sheriff of Wilts, because the said 
John Mauger was the baiUfi" of Thomas Mauduyt, a late rebel, at 
Werminstre, and because he did not come to Coventry in the king's 
service, as he was summoned to do, and that the sheriff delivered the said 
lands to the keeper. By C. 

To John Blunvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hun- 
tingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to assign dower to Margery late the 
wife of Simon de Driby, tenant in chief, in the presence of Robert de 
Driby, son and heir of Simon, if he choose to attend. 

The like to Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. 



Membrane 24. 

Jan. 28. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 

Gloucester, sex, and the city of London. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of William de Colebrand, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William held no lands in 
chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king. 

Feb. 10. To William de Birchovre. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

Iron Acton, manor of Netherhaddon, which belonged to Richard son of Richard de 
Vernoun, and to restore the issues thereof, the king having lately ordered 
Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent, not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of the said Richard, because it was found by an inquisition taken 
by the escheator that he held no lands in chief on the day of his death by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and 
the king now learns that the aforesaid William, as his sub-baihflt of the 
honour of Tuttebury in the parts of the Peak, co. Derby, asserting that the 
escheator ought not to exercise his office in the lands of the said honour, 
has occupied the aforesaid manor, which is held of the honour, as it is said, 
from the time of Richard's death. 

Feb. 12. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland. 

Iron Acton. Whereas at the suit of Thomas Wake that he and his ancestors, lords of the 
manor of Brunne, and patrons of the abbey of Brunne, have had, from time 
out of mind, upon each voidance of the abbey, a certain custody of the 
abbey, and have granted licence for the election of the abbots, and have 
given the assent of a patron to the election, and have received the fealty of 
the abbots, and that the aforesaid escheator, asserting that a certain abbot 
had acquired to himself and his successors in fee certain tenements _ in 
Morton, co. Lincoln, and that the tenements are held of the kins: in chief, 
has taken the abbey into the king's hands during the present voidance by 
reason of the tenements aforesaid, not permitting Thomas to have the 
custody thereof, as his ancestors have been wont to have heretofore, the 
king ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the premises, 
and it is found by his inquisition that Baldwin son of Gilbert, one of the 



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2324'. Memhrane 24 — cont. 

ancestors of the lords of Wake, founded the abbey a hundred and eighty- 
five years ago, from which time each lord of Wake, his heirs, have had the 
custody of the abbey upon each voidance, appointing a man to keep, 
together with the prior and other obedientiaries, the goods and possessions 
of the abbey until the installation of the new abbot, without taking any 
profit for the use of the lords, who gave licence for the election of the 
abbots, and gave their consent to their election, and took their fealty 
as patrons and advocates, and that Everard Cut, sometime abbot of Brunne, 
a hundred and six years ago, to wit in the time of Henry III., acquired six 
bovates of land and two parts of a messuage in Morton near Brunne by 
bovates, acres, roods, and perches from certain tenants of Ralph de 
Morton by divers charters, to wit from Agnes daughter of William de 
Blorton and others named in the inquisition, to hold all the said tenements 
of the feoffors in frankalmoin, and that the feoflors bound themselves and 
their heirs to make warranty and acquittance of the tenements aforesaid, 
and that they have acquitted the abbots successively hitherto from all 
services, and that the aforesaid Ralph de Morton held of Henry III. in 
chief 2 messuages and 32 bovates of land in demesne and service in 
Skaupewyk and Morton by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, 
whereof a messuage and 14 bovates ai'e in Morton, and that the inheritance 
descended from Ralph, who died without an heir, to Agues and Cicely as 
his sisters aud heirs, between whom the inheritance was parted, and that 
there were assigned to the purparty of Agues the services of the aforesaid 
Agnes daughter of William and of other tenants of the said Ralph named in 
the inquisition, and that from the said Agnes, sister of Ralph, issued Joceus 
Bussel as her son and heir, who gave all his purparty of the inheritance to 
Hugh Wake, great grandfather of the afoi'esaid Thomas, and that he is now 
mesne between the king and the feoffors of the aforesaid abbot, and that 
Hugh died seised, after whose death Baldwin Wake entered as son and 
heir, to whom succeeded John Wake, son and heir of Baldwin, and that 
John gave all his lands in demesne and in service in co. Lincoln to the late 
king to hold in fee, aud that the late king, having had seisin thereof, granted 
them to John and Joan his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of their body, 
from whom issued the aforesaid Thomas as their son and heir, and that Master 
John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, to wit in the twelfth j'ear of 
the reign, in the time of William de Abbotesle, late abbot of that place, by 
whose death the abbey is now void, seised the tenements into the king's hands, 
asserting that the said 6 bovates and two parts of a messuage in Morton had 
been acquired from the aforesaid Ralph de Morton, who held in chief of 
Henry III., and detained them until the abbot obtained the king's charter 
to have the tenements back again and to hold them in chief of the king, 
although lie had never held anything of the king, which charter was to the 
prejudice of the aforesaid Thomas Wake and the heirs of his feoffors, who 
were and are mesne between tlie king and the abbot for the aforesaid 
tenements, and that the said abbot William never attorned himself to the 
king for any service therefor : the king, considering that Thomas ought 
not to be prejudiced by reason of the premises, orders the escheator not to 
intermeddle further with the custody of the abbey or of any thing pertain- 
ing to it, and to restore any issues received therefrom. By G. 

Feb. 26. William atte Coumbe, imprisoned in the gaol of Lydeford castle for the 

Westminster, death of John Peyk, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him. 

Feb. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Walter de 

Westminster. Pavely, lately a rebel, has found security by Richard Damory, knight, of 

CO. Oxford, and Thomas de Bradestan, of co. Gloucester, for the payment - 

of 200 marks for his fine for saving his life and lands, to wit 25 marks at 

Easter and 25 marks at Michaelmas next, and so yearly until the sum be 



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Feb. 23. 
Fulham. 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 

Westminster. 



March 4. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 
paid, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause Walter to have 
those terms and to cause them to be enrolled. By K. 

IParl. Writs.-] 

To the Iceeper of the lands of certain rebels in co. Cornwall. Order to 
deliver to Reginald de Mohun his lands, together with the issues received 
therefrom from 20 November last, when the king pardoned him the suit of 
his peace for adhering to certain rebels, and ordered the said keeper to 
restore his lands to him, as the keeper delays restoring the lands because he 
had demised the lands to certain tenants at ferm before he received the 
aforesaid order ; provided that Reginald satisfy the fermors for their 
expenses on the lands by the view of the keeper. 
[^Parl. Writs.'] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Ralph de Crophill, late escheator beyond Trent, for the 
issues of the lands whereof William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, was 
seised in his demesne as of fee in Ralph's bailiwick, and to cause Ralph to 
be acquitted thereof, the king having, on 6 November, in the 13th year of 
his reign, ordered Ralpli to take into the king's hands the lands whereof the 
said William was seised on the day of his death, and that he should cause 
inquisition to be made as to what land William held in chief in his bailiwick 
on the day of his death, and what lands he held of others, etc., and the said 
Ralph was amoved from office before he could make inquisition concerning 
the premises, whereupon the king ordered Gilbert de Stapelton, then 
escheator beyond Trent, to cause inquisition to he made concerning the 
premises, and it was found by such inquisition that William and Elizabeth 
his wife had jointly by the king a moiety of the manor of tJghtreby and of 
Bampton, with the advowson of the church of Bampton, co. Cumberland, 
and a moiety of the manor of Crosseby near the Water, in the same county, 
and 10 bovates of land in Brunnesby in Gillesland, in the said county, and 
a moiety of the town of Cumynyntyn, in the said county, and 4/. of rent 
from divers tenants in Carlisle, and \'6s. 4rf. of rent or a sore-coloured gos- 
hawk yearly in the same county, and that Elizabeth continued her seisin 
thereof together with William from the time of the gift until William's 
death, and that the lands were held of others than the king ; whereupon 
the king ordered Gilbert not to intermeddle further with the said moiety 
and rent, and to restore the issues thereof to Elizabeth, as appears by the 
rolls of chancery. The king wills that Ralph shall answer to Elizabeth 
for any of the said issues that he may have received. 

To Ralph de Crophull, late escheator this side Trent. Order to restore 
the issues received by him from the lands of Robert de Maneriis during the 
time thai; they were in bis custody, the king having, on 21 August, in the 
13th year of his reign, ordered Ralph to take the said lands into his hands 
and to make inquisition concerning the same, because it was said that Robert 
was a tenant in chief, as the king, on 20 April, in the 14th year of his reign, 
ordered Gilbert de Stapelton, late escheator beyond Trent, not to inter- 
meddle further with the said lands and to restore the issues thereof, because 
it was found by the inquisition taken by Ralph that Robert held nothing of 
the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to restore to Stephen de Becco, 
parson of the church of Edworth, his lands, goods, and chattels, which were 
taken into the king's hands by the sheriff upon, his being charged before 
William Inge and his fellows, justices to hear pleas before the king at 
Westminster, with the rape of Joan, wife of Hamo Serych of Euscoumbe, 
and with carrying away his goods, as he has purged his innocence before 



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^324. Membrane 24 — cont. 

the abbot of Westminster, the ordinary of that place, to whom he was 
delivered by the justices according to the privilege of the clergy. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of Henry de Charryngge, ' bakere,' deceased. 

March 5. To the sheriif of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Westminiter. Claryndon to be elected in place of John de Boolond, who is insufficiently 
qualified, inasmuch as he has no lands in that county. 
March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
Westminster, to be made to Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, for 
■what he paid to the prior and convent of the abbey of Thorneye for their 
maintenance when the temporalities of the abbey were in the king's hands, 
the king having ordered him by writ of privy seal to find them maintenance 
as was usual in such cases. 
March 5. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Westminster, be elected in place of John Everard, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he cannot attend to the duties of the office, as he is the king's 
escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. 

March 4. Nicholas son of William de Stanton of Notingham, imprisoned at 
Westminster. Notingham for the death of William de Assheburn, has letters to the 
sheriff of Notingham to bail him until the first assize. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Kobert de Brudecombe, deceased. 

To John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to cause Henry de Helion, son 
and heir of Henry de Helion, tenant in chief of the late king, to have 
seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before Master John , 
Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his 
homage. By p.s. 

March 8. To Thomas de Pencathlan, keeper of the manor of Burreth, co. Lincoln. 

Westminster. Order to pay to Eichard Tuchet the arrears of 103s. of yearly rent from the 
time when that manor was taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture 
of William Tuchet, his brother, deceased, and to pay him the same rent 
henceforth, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Nicholas de Bolyng- 
brok, Peter de Luddyngton, and Alan de Cubbeldyk that William granted 
the above rent to Eichard for life, to be received from the said manor, and 
that William bound himself and the manor to the distraint of the said 
Eichard, and that Eichard was seised of the rent and continued his seisin 
from the time of the grant until the manor came to the king's hands by the 
forfeiture of William, and that the rent has been detained from Eichard 
since the manor was taken into the king's hands, and that the manor is held 
of the bishop of Lincoln by knight service, and is worth yearly in all issues 
20 marks. By pet. of C. [7152]. 

March 6. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 

Westminster. Salop, and Stafford. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Stanedissh, co. Gloucester, and to restore the issues thereof to the abbot of 
St. Peter's Gloucester, the escheator having returned that he took the 
manor into the king's hands in name of distraint because he found by in- 
quisition that the abbot withdre\v without the king's licence a certain alms 
of a quarter of corn weekly, the abbot holding the manor in chief for main- 
taining that and other alms, and that the alms had been withdrawn ten 
years ago, as it appears to the king by the inspection of the charter of 
William, sometime king of England, his progenitor, that the abbot holds, 
and ought to hold, the said manor in frankalmoin, no mention being made 
of the aforesaid alms of a quarter of corn weekly. By pet. of C. 



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1324. 

Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — Schedule. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to attach John de Carmynou, William 
de Pafford, Thomas Queynt, William le Doizare, Osbern Hamelyn, John 
Dyn, Alexander Oantock, John Tuyt, Geiard Curteys, and Henry de JSTor- 
hampton, and Christiana, late the wife of Ed. de Wylyngtou, and to canse 
them to be brought to the king under safe-conduct without delay to stand lo 
right concerning the attack made by the said men upon John de Leycegtre, 
the king's serjeant-at-arms, whom the king lately sent by his letters of privy 
seal to that county to seek the said Christiana, who is, as the king learns, 
an idiot from birth, so that the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the 
king, and to bring her to him, when the said Serjeant attached her at Lost- 
withiel, and would have brought her to the king as he was ordered, but 
the aforesaid men took her out of his hands by force and arms, and led her 
away whither they wished. 



Jan. 28. 
Gloucester. 



Jan. 28. 
Iron Acton. 



Feb. 8. 
Iron Acton. 



Feb. 20. 
Fulham. 

813S4, 



Membrane 23. 

To John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Nottingham, Derby, Warwick, 
Leicester, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to William Scargil and Joan his 
wife, mother of Robert de Holand, son and heir of William de Holand, as 
nearest [friends] of the heir, the lands that William de Holand held in 
socage as below, together with the issues thereof from the time of his death, 
and not to intermeddle further with the lands that he held of other lords 
than the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Thomas de Burgh, 
late escheator beyond Trent, that the said William de Holand held at his 
death certain lands in Eukeston of the king in socage as of the fee of Pen- 
wortham, in the king's Lands, by fealty and suit at the county [cpurt] of 
Lancaster from six weeks to six weeks and by suit at the wapentake of 
Laylandshire from three weeks to three weeks, by the service of one pound 
of cumin at Midsummer for all service, and that he held certain lands in 
Ulneswalton of the king in socage by the service of \d. yearly for all service, 
and that he did not hold any lands of the king in chief as of the crown on 
the day of his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that he held other lands of divers other lords, and 
that Robert his son is his next heir and is aged eleven years and twenty 
weeks. 

To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butlei'. Order to deliver to the abbot 
and convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the right prise at South- 
ampton, in accordance with the grant of Henry III. 

To Robert de Stok, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
Oxford. Order to deliver to Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of Roger 
Damory, a rebel, the manor of Halghton in that county, together with 
the issues thereof from 2 November, in the 16th year of the king's reign, 
when the king ordered all Elizabeth's lands, which were taken into the 
king's hands by Roger's forfeiture, to be restored to her, the keeper having 
signified to the king that he had deferred delivering the aforesaid manor to 
Elizabeth because he does rot know whether the manor, which belonged 
to Roger, belonged to her or not, as it appears to the king by the rolls of 
chancery that, on 1 December, in the twelfth year of his reign, he gave to 
Roger and Elizabeth the aforesaid manor, to have to them and the heirs 
of Roger's body. ^Y ^■ 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Gilbert de Arnale of York, who is incapacitated by 
infirmity and age. 



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Feb. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 26. 
Pulharn. 



1324. Membrane 23 — cont. 

The like to the same for the election of a coroner in place of William de 
Grantham of York. 

The hke to the same for the election of a coroner in place of William de 
Grymesby of York. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to expend up to 20 marks in repairing 
the houses and towers of Exeter castle, by the view and testimony of John 
de Shireford and Thomas de Witteney. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the lands of Andrew de Harcla,a late rebel, 
in CO. Cumberland. Whereas at the prosecution of the abbot of St. Mary's 
York, suggesting that Simon, formerly abbot of that place, granted by deed 
indented, which the king has inspected, to Michael de Harcla,inight, a certain 
place of the said abbot's called ' Kyrkandres,' with the wood and lands 
adjoining, which lands and wood Adam son of Swain and Alexander de 
Creuquer gave in frankalmoiu to the said abbey and to the monks of Holy 
Trinity and St. Constantine of Wederhale, together with an appurtenance 
{pendenti) in Neubiggyng called ' Iterertobank,' and with a cultura of land 
that the said abbot Simon had in Neubiggyng, to have and to hold to the 
said Michael and Joan his wife, and to Michael's heirs, rendering therefor 
yearly to the prior of the abbot's cell of Wederhale 40*. yearly for all 
exactions and demands, saving to the monks aforesaid the great and small 
tithes of the said place and lands with the usual ob ventions, and that although 
the present abbot and his predecessors have been always seised of the afore- 
said rent from'the time of the said deed by the hands of the aforesaid Andrew 
and of the said Michael, his father, the abbot has not obtained payment thereof 
from the time when the tenements aforesaid came to the king's hands with 
the other lands of the said Andrew by his forfeiture, the king many times 
ordered the aforesaid keeper to pay the arrears to the abbot and to pay the 
rent to him as long as the lands remain in his custody, and the keeper has 
returned that all the things contained in the king's writ relating to the 
grant of the said place of Kirkandres and the wood and lands adjoining are 
true, and that the abbot was seised of the aforesaid rent from the time of 
the grant until the time when the tenements came to the king's hands, and 
that he could not satisfy the abbot for the arrears of the rent or for the rent 
because the said place with the adjoining lands is now worth less than 10*. 
yearly, and was not worth more than 20s. yearly in the time of the afore- 
said abbot Simon, Michael, or Andrew, but that as the said place with wood 
and adjoining lands was near a certain town of Michael's called ' Colgayth' 
and was convenient for habitation and to chase there, Michael [built] there 
a house for himself and his heirs, therefore Michael rented the place with the 
woods {sic) and lands adjoining for 40*. yearly as aforesaid ; the king, being 
unwilling that wrong should be done to the abbot concerning the said 
rent, and considering that the value of the place and land aforesaid are in- 
sufficient for payment of the rent, orders the keeper to deliver the place and 
land to the abbot in recompence for the said rent, to be held at the king's 
pleasure. By C. 

Feb. 28. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Eut- 

Westminster. land. Order not to intermeddle further with the priory of Depyng, or with 
the temporalities, moveables, or other things pertaining to the priory by 
reason of the voidance of the abbey of Thorneye, of which it is a cell, and 
to restore to the prior any issues received therefrom, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, Lite escheator this side 
Trent, that the escheator or other minister of the king or his progenitors 
never intermeddled with the temporalities or other goods pertaining to the 
priory by reason of the voidance of the abbey, and that there is not in the 



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1324. Membrane 23 — cont. 

priory anything temporal, but that the whole is spiritual, and the treasurer, 
barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer, whom the king ordered to 
examine the exchequer rolls of his time and of kiugs Richard, John, 
Henry III., and Edward I., have not found that anything was answered for 
to the king or his progenitors for the temporalities or moveables pertaining 
to the priory in the times when the temporalities of the abbey were in the 
hands of his progenitors or in his hands by reason of voidance. 
The like to Master John Walewayn, escheator this side Trent. 

March 2. To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to expend up to 10/. 

Westminster, in repairing the king's gaol of Bedeford and Aylesbury, as the king learns 

that they need repair greatly. By K. 

March 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the 
Westminster, executors of the will of William de Cray of the issues of the lands that 
Eleanor, late the wife of Walter de Traylly, grandfather of Walter, son and 
heir of John de Traylly, held of the said Walter's inheritance, from 
30 November, in the 16th year of the king's reign, when the king took 
Walter's homage for the lands that his father held in chief of the late king, 
and ordered them to be restored to him, Walter having proved his age 
before Master John Walewayn, then escheator beyond Trent, whereupon 
the king ordered William to deliver the said lands to the heir, the king 
having, on 8 June, in the 8th year of his reign, granted to William, 
whom he had appointed captain and admiral of the fleet of ships setting out 
for Scotland by the Irish Sea, in remuneration of his service in this behalf, 
the custody of all the lands that Eleanor, late the wife of Walter de Traylly, 
grandfather of the aforesaid Walter, who was then a minor in the king's 
custody, held of the said heir's inheritance, which lands were in the king's 
hands by reason of her death, to have the custody aforesaid from Mid- 
summer then next following during the heir's minority, so that William 
should receive 50 marks yearly from the issues of the lands, and should 
answer to the exchequer for the remainder of the issues, according to an 
extent to be made and according to the form of an indenture made between 
him and the king, the second part of which remains in the wardrobe. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Westminster. Humphrey de Bassinpburn, late sheriff of Northampton, in his account at 
the exchequer, 134/. bs. Od. for the goods of certain rebels in that county, 
as Humphrey paid that sum into the king's chamber by the hands of 
Thomas de Useflet, who received the money for the king's use, as appears 
by three letters of acquittance under the privy seal in Humphrey's possession. 

March 6. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Westminster. Dorset. Order not to distrain John de Weston, constable of the Tower of 
London, for his homage and fealty for the lands that .John de Weston, his 
father, held in chief at his death, as the king, on 28 December last, ordered 
the said escheator to deliver seisin of the lands to John upon his finding 
security for his relief, the king having rendered the lands to John and 
respited his homage and fealty during pleasure because John could not then 
leave the custody of the Tower, as the king has now taken his homage and 
fealty. 

The like to Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. 

March 12. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 

Westminster. Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver four oaks fit for 

timber in the forest of Wanberge to Hugh le Despenser, the yo»wger,or his 

attorney. By K. 

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■ton A Membrane 22. 

March 7. To John de Mutford and his fellows, justices to take assizes in co. Suffolk. 
Westminster. Whereas at the prosecution of Isolda, late the wife of Gilbert Pecche, 
tenant in chief, suggesting that Stephen, brother of Thomas de la Chaumbie, 
knight, granted by his charter to the aforesaid Gilbert the manor of 
Peselyngworth, in that county, and that the taking of an assize of novel 
disseisin that William de Hemenhale and Isabella his wife arramed before 
the said justices, against Stephen de la Chaumbre and Gilbert son of the 
said Gilbert and others named in the writ, concerning the said manor, might 
be prejudicial to the king, because the said Gilbert son of Gilbert was a 
minor in his custody, and the custody of the manor ought on that accouiitto 
pertain to the king during Gilbert's minority, and might be to the disin- 
heritance of the said Gilbert, the king ordered the aforesaid justices to view 
the said charter and to attempt nothing in this behalf that could be to the 
prejudice of the king or to the peril of the heir ; and the king afterwards, 
learning from the complaint of the said William and Isabella that, although 
the said Gilbert son of Gilbert as principal disseisor had, together with 
the others named in the writ, disseised them of the manor unjustly and 
without judgment, and that he was seised thereof together with his father 
before his death, and at the time of his death, by the aforesaid disseisin and 
not otherwise, as they were prepared to prove, the justices nevertheless 
deferred proceeding to the taking of the said assize by pretext of the above 
order, ordered the justices to take the said assize notwithstanding the 
above order, if it appeared to them that these allegations were true, pro- 
vided, however, that they did not proceed to render judgment without 
consulting the king ; and it appears by the tenor of the record and process of 
the said assize taken by the justices, which tenor the king has caused to 
come before him in chancery, that the aforesaid Stephen, Gilbert son of 
Gilbert, Simon Pecche, clerk, John son of Adam Noriold, William Hok, 
William de Hemstede and Richard Mone, together with the said Gilbert 
Pecche, deceased, disseised the aforesaid "William de Hemenhale and 
Isabella of the manor aforesaid, appropriating the free tenement of the 
manor to Stephen, and that Stephen was seised thereof for two days by 
reason of that disseisin, and immediately enfeoffed the aforesaid Gilbert 
Pecche and Gilbert his son thereof, which Gilbert son of Gilbert continued 
his estate therein during his father's life and afterwards to this time, and is 
still seised thereof in form aforesaid : the king therefore orders the justices 
to proceed to render judgment notwithstanding any order sent to them. 

By pet. of C. 

March 8. To Thomas de Dunstaple. Order to deliver to Richard Tristrem, 
Westminster. ' harpour,' his horse, price 20 marks, as the king has received complaint 
from him that whereas he was at the bridge of Burton on the king's service, 
and ought to have returned thence to his own parts by the king's licence, 
certain malefactors assaulted him at Trentham, and took and carried away 
the said horse, which came, it is .^aid, to the hands of Geoffrey Detheyk, 
from whose custody the aforesaid Thomas took it for the king's use in name 
of ' wayf ' when he was keeper of the king's manor of Beaurepayr. By K. 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John de 
Westminster. Langeleye, John de Hampton, and Robert de Aston of the following rebels' 
beasts, which Hamo Quarel and Simon Lawe, yeomen of the king's 
chamber, received from them in the 15th year of his reign : seven oxen and 
a plough-horse, which belonged to Roger Mayel ; thirteen oxen, a cow, a 
bullock, and five plough-horses, which belonged to Humphrey, earl of 
Hereford ; thirty oxen, which belonged to Henry ae Wylinton ; seventeen 
oxen and a cow, which belonged to William de Wanton ; two oxen, a cow, 
and two plough-horses, which belonged to Walter Wiche ; two plough- 



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March 7. 
WestminsttT. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 

March 14. 

Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 22 — cont. 

horses, two hulls, seven cows, a bullock ami four heifers, which belonged to 
Henry son of William ; three plough-oxen, which belonged to John de 
Wylinton. They are ordered to i-tceive indentures of receipt from the 
said John, John, and Robert, and to charge Hamo and Simon with the 
aforesaid beasts. By K. 

To the same. Like order concerning thirty oxen, a bull, and five plough- 
horses, which the said Hamo and Simon received in the aforesaid year from 
the said John de Hampton, then sheriff of Gloucester, of the goods of John 
Giffard of Weston, a late rebel. By K. 

To Stephen de Abyndon, the kins^'s butler. Order to deliver to the 
abbot and convent of St. Edward's Netley (Lutele) a tuu of wine of the 
right prise at Southampton, in accordance with the grant by Henry III. to 
them of a tun yearly. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Roger de Cantu Lupo, who cannot attend to the 
duties of the office as he has been elected verderer of Wanberge forest. 

To John le Porter, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Essex. Order 
to pay to Hasculph de WhiteweU the arrears of a rent of two marks from 
the issues of the manor of Aungre, co. Essex, from the time when the 
manor was taken into the king's hands by reason of the trespass of Hugh 
de Handele, the younger, the lord thereof, and to pay him the same rent so 
long as the manor is in his custody, as the king, at the petition of Hasculph, 
suggesting that John de Ripariis, formerly lord of the manor, had granted 
to him by deed the aforesaid rent for life, and that he had received the same 
from the time of the grant until the time when the manor came to the king's 
hands as above, and that the rent has been detairied from him since then, 
appointed John de Bousser and William de Gosfeld to make inquisition 
concerning the same in the presence of the keeper of the manor, and it is 
found by the inquisition that the said John granted the rent to Hasculph 
as above, and that Hasculph received the rent until the manor was taken 
into the king's hands for certain reasons, and that the rent is in arrear since 
that time, and that Hasculph never remitted his estate in the rent to any 
lord of the manor, or changed it in any way, and that the manor is worth 
in all issues 151. yearly, and that the manor is held in chief as of the honour 
of Boulogne by knight service, wherefore Hasculph has petitioned the king 
in parliament at Westminster to cause the rent and the arrears thereof to be 
paid to him. ■ By pet. of 0. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 
Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of Alexander atte Hoo, the arrears 
of a rent of 33«. id. from the time when the lands of John de la Beche 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of his rebellion, and to pay her 
the same rent for so long as Robert has the custody of the said lands, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by John de Foxle, Master John de Blebury, 
and John de Benham that Margery, after she was dowered of the said 
Alexander's lands in Benetfeld, demised them to the said John de la Beche, 
to hold from Monday after All Saints, in the 1 Ith year of the king's reign, 
during her life, rendering to her yearly the aforesaid rent, as contained in 
the indenture made between them, and that Margery received the said rent 
from that time yearly until the said lands were taken into the king's hands 
with other lands of the said John's by reason of his rebellion, and that 
Margery never afterwards remitted the said rent, nor changed her estate 
therein in any way. 

March 6. To Richard de Potesgrave, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Kent. Order 
Westminster, to deliver to John de Beggeby his lands, goods and chattels, as he has 



March 11. 
Westminster. 



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1324. Membrane 22 — cont. 

sliewu the king by his petition before the king and his council that whereas 
he was indicted before Geoffrey de Say and his fellows, then justices to hear 
and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and confederations made in that 
county, for adhering to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, a late rebel, and for 
other felonies, trespasses, and unlawful assemblies in that county, and was 
taken and imprisoned at Rochester for this reason, and his lands, goods and 
chattels were taken into the king's hands, his lands, goods and chattels are 
still detained in the king's hands although he was acquitted of the above 
charges before Henry de Cobeham and Edmund de Passele, justices 
appointed to deliver Rochester gaol of the said John, and although he has 
not withdrawn himself, so that he ought not to lose his goods and chattels, 
and the king learns that he was thus acquitted by the record of the said 
Henry and Edmund, which he has caused to come before him in chancery. 

By pet. of C. 

March G. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Westminster. Trent. Order to desist, and to cause his ministers to desist, from hindering 
the abbot of St. Peter's Gloucester from felling and receiving wood or 
timber for his houses and for firewood in his woods of Bridewode and 
Hopemaloysel, which are within the bounds of the forest of Dene, if the abbot 
and his predecessors have been wont to do so, as he alleges in his petition in 
the present parliament, that they have been wont to do so from time out of 
mind at their will without the view or delivery of any minister of the forest, 
in which petition the abbot states that the said keeper and his ministers 
have of late hindered him doing so. 

To Master Walter de Istlep, treasurer of Ireland, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to restore to the burgesses of the city of Cork the 
victuals bought from them for the expedition of the Scotch war, or to make 
suitable payment or allowance therefor to them, the king having lately 
ordered him to restore or pay for the victuals thus provided, as he learns 
that he has not restored or paid for the victuals bought from the said 
burgesses. 

The like to the same for the burgesses of Youghyl, omitting the clause 
about making allowance therefor. 

March 16. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, 

WeBtminster. and Stafford. Order to cause Laurence de Lodelawe, son and heir of 

William de Lodelawe, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as 

he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his 

homage. By p.s. [6834,] 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
Bretoun the expenses incurred by him in taking the castle of Bolyngbrok, 
which the king ordered him to take into the king's hands when he was 
sheriff of Lincoln, and for »he wages of the men-at-arms and archers that he 
had in the castle, as he has shewn by his petition exhibited before the king 
and his council that he incurred divers charges about taking the castle, and 
that after he had taken it, he placed six men-at-arms and ten archers in it 
for its safe custody, who remained in garrison there from 18 March, in 
the 15th year of the reign, until 16 April following, at which time he 
delivered the castle to Alan de Cubbeldyk by the king's writ. 

By pet. of 0. [1762.] 

To the same. Like order to allow the said Robert for the wages of the 
men-at-arms, crossbowmen, and archers placed by him in Lincoln castle, in 
execution of the king's order to take it into the king's hand and to keep it 



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1324. Membrane 21 — cont. 

safely, as he has shewn by his petition that he put twenty men-at-arms, 
twenty-four crossbowmen, and twenty-six archers in the castle, who 
remained in garrison there from 27 February, in the 15th year of the 
reign, until 16 April following, at which time he removed the garrison 
from the castle by the king's order. By pet. of C. [1762.] 

To John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Sulfolk, Canibridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to cause Thomas le Brut, son 
and heir of Simon le Brut, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's 
lands, as he has proved his age before Master John Walewayn, late 
escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. 

By p.s. [6826.] 

The like to Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. By p.s. [6826.] 

Marcli 8. John Lyon, imprisoned in Chichester gaol for the death of Eoger le 

Westminster. Taillur, has letters to the sheriff of Sussex to bail him until the first assize. 

March 12. To the sheriif of York. Order to release from prison in York castle 
Westminster. James, formerly the barber of William de la Beche, upon his finding 
mainpernors to have him before the king to answer to him, as h^ has 
prayed the king by petition before the king and his council to cause him to 
be released from the said prison, wherein he has been long detained by the 
king's order. By pet. of C. 



March 9. 

Westminster. 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the men 
of the town of Baumburgh of 52 marks due from them for their ferm of the 
15th and 16th years of the reign, as the king has pardoned them the same 
in response to their petition, because their lands, goods and chattels are 
wasted by the frequent comings of the Scotch rebels to those parts. 

By pet. ofC. [1563, 1566.] 

To the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains of the exchequer. Whereas 
lately, during the time of the war between the king and the Scotch rebels, 
the king, by reason of their frequent attacks in this realm, ordered by 
letters of privy seal Laurence de Castellay, constable of his castle of 
Sandale, to cause the ^id castle to be kept safely and securely, and after- 
wards, at the prosecution of the said constable, suggesting that he had kept 
divers men at diiierent times in the castle for the custody thereof, and paid 
them their wages, to wit 3c?. a day, and that he had not been satisfied for 
their wages, the king ordered John de Donecastre, keeper of certain lands 
in the king's hands in co. York, to make inquisition concerning the men 
put in the said castle, the time they stayed there, their wages, etc. ; the 
king, at the petition of the said constable exhibited before him and his 
council, sends to the treasurer and barons sub pede sigilli the inquisition 
made by virtue of the above order, and orders them to cause payment to be 
made for the wages aforesaid, after they have examined the inquisition. 

By pet. of C. 

To Eobert de Welle and Eichard de Ayremynne, king's clerks. Order 
to pay to the prior of St. Swithm's Winchester 30 marks out of the issues 
of the last fair of St. Giles without Winchester, as the prior has shewn the 
king that whereas Henry, sometime bishop of Winchester, granted to the 
prior and convent of St. Swithin's 30 marks yearly from the rents of his 
fair of St. Giles, for the repairing of the prior's church, which grant has 
been ratified and confirmed by many of the bishop's successors, and the king 
has confirmed the gift and confirmations by his charter, and the prior and his 
predecessors have always received that sum yearly from the time of the 
grant until the fair came to the king's hands by the death of John, the late 
biihop, the' said Eobert and Richard, who have the custody of the bishopric 



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1324i. Membrane 21 — cont. 

by the king's commission, have not paid that sum to the prior for the last 
fair, wherefore the prior has praj'ed the king for a remedy. By pet of C. 

March 12. To Alan de Cubeklyk, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 

Westminster. Lincoln. Order to supersede until further orders the demand upon John 
la Warre to do homage to the king for the manor of Sixle, in that county, 
which Edmund Bacoun holds for life by demise of the aforesaid John. 

March 12. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Westminster. Dorset. Order to cause Theobald Eussel, son and heir of William Russel, 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, and the king 
has taken his homage. By p.s. [6829.] 

The like to Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. 

The like to John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, and Stafford. 

March 11. To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit the bodies of the late rebels 
Westminster, still hanging on gibbets (fiircas) in their bailiwick to be taken down by 
those who wish to do so, to be buried in the churchyards of parish churches 
or of the mendicant orders nearest to the places where the rebels were 
hanged and not elsewhere, as the king has granted to the prelates and 
proceres in the present parliament at Westminster that the bodies of the 
rebels shall be taken down and committed to ecclesiastical burial in manner 
aforesaid. By K. 

[Fcedera.'\ 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Middlesex. York. 

Kent. Buckingham. \^Ibid.'] 

Gloucester. 

March 11. To Gilbert de Talbot, constable of Gloucester castle, or to him who 
Westminster, supplies his place. Whereas lately at the suit of William de Thunneyk, 
rector of Menstreworth church, which is of the king's advowson, suggesting 
that the weirs of Duny and Menstreworth are within the limits of the said 
parish church, and that the tithes of the fisheries of the said weirs are due 
to the church aforesaid, and that the tithes have been withheld for a long 
time, the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to search 
the accounts of the constables of the castle and of other receivers of the 
profits {appruatortnn) of the fisheries aforesaid, and other memoranda 
touching this matter, and to certify the king in chancery under the exchequer 
seal of what they should find, and also ordered John de Staunton and John 
de Hampton to make inquisition concerning this matter, and the treasurer 
and barons have certified the king that it is found in the 26th roll in 
Gloucester that allowance was made to Walter de Bello Campo, in the ferm 
of the said castle, tyna and barton of Gloucester for the repair of the weirs 
there, and that allowance was made to him in the 33rd roll for the repair of 
the weirs aforesaid in the water of Severn near Gloucester, and that it is 
not found that any mention is made of the compensation for the tithe afore- 
said or of the tithe itself, and it is found by inquisition taken by the said 
John and John that the weirs are within the limits of the parish church 
aforesaid, and that the tithes of the fisheries of the said weirs of Duny and 
Menstreworth were assigned to the fishermen of the weirs by the constable of 
the casile sixty years ago foir the repair of the weirs, and that they are partly 
paid to the church and partly withheld, and that the tithe of the fishery of 
the weirs ought to be given by common right, just as the neighbouring 
fisheries give a true tithe, and that nothing is given or assigned to the 
church in recompense for the said tithes ; wherefore the said William has 



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1324!. Membrane 21 — cont. 

prayed the king b)- his petition to pay the said tithe to his church ; the king 
therefore orders the constable to pay the tithe of the fisheries of the said 
weirs to the said William and his church yearly henceforth. 

By pet. of C. [3784.] 

March 12. To John le Porter, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
Westminster. Essex. Order not to distrain Thomas Priou[r] for his fealty for the lands 

that he holds of the king as of the castle of Angre, which is in the king's 

hands, as the king has taken his fealty. 

March 12. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, 
Westminster. Middlesex, and in the city of London. Order not to intermeddle further 
with a third of the manor of Horton, co. Sussex, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, 
late escheator this side Trent, that Philip de Maubaunk held at his death 
the manors of Clifton and Perret, co. Dorset, of the heir of John Beset, 
tenant in chief, by knight service, and that he did not hold any lands in 
chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that he held a third of the manor of Horton, co. 
Sussex, of William de Brewosa in free socage. 

March 16. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
WestmiDster. elected in place of Peter Camm of Grymesby, who is incapacitated by 
blindness. 



Membrane 20. 

March 20. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 
Westminster, sex, and in the city of London. Order to expend up to 100s. iu repairing 
the houses and mills of the king's manor of Chatham, co. Kent. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hear and determine 
certain trespasses committed against the king. Order not to molest 
Edmund Hakelut, knight, of co. Worcester, for what pertains to the king 
by reason of his adhesion to the late rebel?, as he has made fine with the 
king in 100/. to save his life and lands, as appears by the rolls of chancery; 
provided that he answer to the king if he have been indicted before the 
king for goods and chattels forfeited to the king and eloigned or for other 
trespasses against the king. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Thomas de Harepath of co. Devon, for a fine of 20Z. 

John de Wauton of co. Hereford, for a fine of 10 marks. 

Thomas de Wylinton of co. Gloucester, for a fine of 40 marks. 

Simon Basset of the same county, for a tine of 10 marks. 

Gilbert de Thynden of the same county, for a fine of 20 marks. 

Thomas le Botiller of co. Gloucester, for a fine of 20 marks. 

Adam Martel of the said county, for a fine of 20/. 

John de Auro {sic) of co. Gloucester, for a fine of 10 marks. 

Thomas de Baddesley and Simon his son of co. Warwick, for a fine of 
10 marks. 

May 3. Richard Dansy of co. Hereford has like letters to Geoffrey le Scrop and 

Westminster, his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 

March 16. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Westminster. Canok to be elected in place of Alan de Acton, deceased. 

The like for the election of a verderer for the said forest in place of 
Richard de Wolsel, deceased. 



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1324. 

Miirch 21. 
Westminster. 



I\Iarch 12. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 
To Geoffrey le Scrop. Order to intend, together with the others deputed 
for this purpose, the pleas to be held before the king, as the king wills that 
lie shall be chief justice to hold such pleas. By K. 

IParl. Writs.'] 

To Hervey de Staunton. Order to deliver to the said Geoffrey the rolls, 
writs, memoranda, and all other things touching the above office. By K. 
[Ibid.'] 

To Hervey de Staunton, Henry Spigurnel, John de Stonore, Robert de 
Malberthorp and Master Robert de Ayleston. Whereas the king, upon 
being lately given to understand that the beasts and other goods and chattels 
in the castles, manors, and tenements in cos. Gloucester, Salop, Worcester, 
and Hereford, and elsewhere in those counties that belonged to certain of his 
subjects lately insurgent in war against him, and which ought to have come 
to him by their forfeiture had been withdrawn and eloigned from him by 
certain malefactors, and that certain of the said castles, manors, and tenements 
of the said men and of others in that county in his hands for other causes that 
he lately ordered to be demised at ferm for a certain time, had been demised 
at a less value than they might have been demised for, and that the beasts, 
corn and other goods found in the same that he lately willed should be sold 
for his benefit had been sold for a smaller value than Vv-hat they were 
worth, and that certain demesne lands in the castles, manors, and lands 
aforesaid that used to be cultivated now lie uncultivated through the default 
of the keepers, and that the chaces, parks, warrens, woods, fishponds and 
fisheries thereof are insufficiently kept, and that the goods in the same at the 
time when they were taken into the king's hands were wasted and consumed 
by the keepers of the castles, manors, and lands and by many other persons, 
and that the said keepers have misbehaved and do misbehave themselves in 
their bailiwicks about those things that they had and have in their custody 
and towards the people of these parts, and that they have kept insufficiently 
the chaces, parks, warrens, and woods, fishponds, and fisheries, and that 
they have chased and fished therein, and that they have taken and 
carried away fish and deer therefrom, and that many of the ministers 
of the king's household and elsewhere and some others, feigning to have 
commissions from the king, have taken and carried away the goods and 
chattels of divers men in the aforesaid counties for the king's use without 
making satisfaction therefor, appointed the aforesaid Hervey, Henry, John, 
Robert, and Master Robert his justices to make inquisition concerning the 
conduct of the said keepers and concerning the above matters, and to hear 
the complaints of all persons wishing to make plaint for the carrying away 
of their goods as aforesaid, and to do justice to them, and to punish all those 
who should be convicted of these offences at the suit of the king or of 
others, and to receive fines and ransoms from those wishing to make fines 
and ransoms for those things that pertain to the king in this behalf, and 
to certify the treasurer and barons concerning the same ; the king now 
orders the said justices to cause the matters aforesaid that have been begun 
before them and that have not yet been determined to be placed before the 
king in fifteen days from Easter day next, to be determined according to 
law and custom. By K. 

To the same. Whereas the king, upon being lately given to understand 
that the sheriffs in divers counties, and his clerks, bailiffs and ministers, 
constables and keepers of his prisons, and his bailitfs of liberties and other 
bailiffs of his, and the sub-escheators in the same counties have made 
oppressions and grievances by colour of their offices from the men of those 
counties and from other men coming into the same by false indictments, im- 
prisonments, appeals, grievous ransoms, and intolerable distraints made from 
unjust causes, and have made extortions of divers sums of money and things, 



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and that the principal taxors and collectors and the sub-taxors and sub- 
collectors of the sixth and tenth lately granted to the king and of other such 
grants made to him and their clerks have misbehaved themselves against the 
king and against his people, and have aggrieved his people in this behalf in 
many ways, and that they have received great sums of money from the 
townships of those counties for their own use in order to spare the men of 
the townships, appointed the aforesaid Hervey, Henry, John, Robert, and 
Master Robert his justices to enquire concerning the aforesaid matters in the 
aforesaid counties, and to hear and determine the complaints of all wishing to 
make plaint concerning these matters from the time of the king's accession, 
except against those upon whom justice has been previously done, and to 
receive fines and ransoms for the king's use (as in preceding order) ; the 
king now orders the justices to cause the matters aforesaid that have been 
commenced before them and that have not yet been determined to be placed 
before him in fifteen days from Easter day next. By K. 

To the same. Whereas the king hertofore appointed certain men of 
divers counties to choose in the same counties a certain number of footmen 
for the Scotch war and for the repulse of the contrariants, and to array the 
men of the said counties between the ages of sixteen and sixty, so that they 
should be ready to come to the king when summoned, and the king after- 
wards, learning from the complaint of the prelates and proceres and people 
of the realm that the men thus assigned and \^Incomplete.'\ 

March 16. To the same. Whereas the king, upon learning that many persons of 
Westminster, cos. Salop, Stafford, Gloucester, Worcester, and Hereford had aided the 
rebels in men, horsemen and footmen, money and other things, and that they 
had adhered to the said rebels, appointed the aforesaid Hervey, Henry, 
John, Robert, and Master Robert his justices to enquire concerning the 
men who had thus lent aid to the rebels, and to hear and determine the 
matter; the king now orders them to cause the mattei-s aforesaid that have 
been commenced before tTiem and that have not yet been determined to be 
placed before him in fifteen days from Easter day next. By K. 

March 18. To Robert de Bures, keeper of the lands of certain rebels in co. Suffolk. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Holebrok, in that 
county, and to deliver the issues thereof to Robert de Aspale and Robert 
de Cantuaria, executors of the will of Alice, late the ^vife of Roger le Bygot, 
late earl of Suffolk and marshal of England, and to deliver to them the 
custody of the heir of John de Holebrok, as the king, at the petition of the 
aforesaid executors, suggesting that during Alice's life the custody of the 
manor and heir came to her hands by reason of the heir's minority because 
John held the manor by knight service of her by reason of the lands that 
she held in dower, and that after her death, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, 
one of her executors, had the manor by the assent and at the will of the 
aforesaid executors to answer for the issues thereof, and in no other manner, 
and the manor has been taken into the king's hands with the body of the 
heir upon Bartholomew's forfeiture, appointed Walter de Norwioo, Hervey 
de Staunton, and William Visdelou to make inquisition concerning the 
premises, by whose inquisition it appears that Alice had the custody of the 
manor and heir in her lifetime as is above said, and died seised thereof, and 
that after her death the custody came to the hands of her executors, and that 
Bartholomew, one of the executors, had the manor in form aforesaid. 

By pet. of C. 

March 26. To Henry le Scrop, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Thomas de Hoton, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Hoton, tenant in chief, 

the custody of the laund of Plumpton in the forest of Inglewode and of the 

king's deer in the same laund, which the said Thomas, his grandfather, held in 



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1324. Membrane 20 — cont. 

chief at his death, as appears by inquisition returned into chancery, as the king, 
on 25 October, in the 14th year of his reign, took the homage of Thomas 
for all the lands that his grandfather held in chief, and ordered Gilbert de 
Stapelton, then escheator beyond Trent, to cause him to have seisin of the 
said lands, he having proved his age before the escheator. 



Membrane 19. 

March 11. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. "Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Harewold, Podyngton, La Leye, Brockberwe, and Wrast, 
which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of John de 
Grey, and to restore the issues thereof to Roger, son of the said John, as it 
appears by part of a fine levied before William de Bereford and his fellows, 
justices of the Bench, in the 5th year of the king's reign, betiveen John de 
Stok, parson of Strixton church, demandant, and the said John de Grey, 
deforciant, that John de Grey acknowledged the aforesaid manors to be the 
right of John de Stok as those that he had of his gift, and that John de 
Stok granted them to John de G-rey and rendered them to him, to hold for 
life, so that after his death they should remain to the aforesaid Roger and 
the heirs of his body, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to John, son 
of Ralph Basset of Drayton, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to 
Ralph, brother of the said John son of Ralph Basset, and the heirs of his 
body, with remainder to the right heirs of John de Grey, and it appears by 
inqnisilion taken by the escheator that John de Grey at his death held the 
manors for life according to the form of the fine, and that the manors are 
held of others than the king. 

To the same. Like order concerning the manors of Great Brikhnll, 
Overbletchele, and Snellestone, as it appears by part of a fine levied before the 
aforesaid justices in the afoi'esaid year between the said John de Stok and 
John de Grey that the latter acknowledged the manors to be the right of the 
former, and that the former granted and rcTidered them to the latter, to hold 
for life, with remainder to the aforesaid Roger and the heirs of his body, and 
with remainder to Roger son of John de Meules, and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder over to the right heirs of the said John de Giey. 

To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Stokhamund, as it 
appears by part of a fine levied in the aforesaid year before the said justices 
between the said John de Stok and John de Grey that John de Grey 
acknowledged the manor to be the right of John de Stok, and that John de 
Stok granted the manor to John de Grey and rendered to him two parts thereof, 
to hold for life, and gi-anted that the third of the manor, which John de 
Eton and Lettice his wife held in dower of the inheritance of the said John 
de Stok {sic) , should remain to the said John de Grey, to hold, together with 
the aforesaid two parts, for life, with remainder to the aforesaid Roger, his 
son, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of the said 
John de Grey. 

To John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Like order concerning the manors of 
Gillyng and Hemmyngford Turbervill, except four virgates of land in the 
latter manor, as it appears by part of a fine levied before the aforesaid 
justices in the said year between William de Strixton, parson of Deneford 
church, demandant, and the said John de Grey, deforciant, that John 
acknowledged the manors to be the right of the said William as of John's 
gift, and that William granted and rendered the manors to John for life, 
with remainder to Roger his son and the heirs of his body, with remainder 



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1324. Membrane 19 — cont. 

to John son of Ralph Basset of Drayton and the heirs of his body, with 
remainder to Ralph, brother of the said John son of Ralph Basset, and the 
heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of the said John de 
Grey. 

To the same. Like order concerning the manor of Holewell, as it 
appears by part of a fine levied before the said justices in the same year 
between John de Stok, parson of Strixton church, demandant, and John de 
Grey, deforciant, that John do Grey acknowledged the manor to be the 
right of John de Stok as of John de Grey's gift, and that John de Stok 
granted and rendered the manor to John de Grey to hold for life, with 
remainder to Roger son of the said .John de Grey and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder to the right heirs of the said John de Grey. 

To the same. Like order concerning a messuage, a mill, 2 carucates of 
land, 12 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, and 10/. 12s. Orf. of yearly 
rent in Depeden, co. Essex, and the manor of Syweneston, and the advowson 
of the church of the manor, and of a mill, 44 acres of land, 13^ acres of 
meadow, and 6/. 6^. Od. of yearly rent in BoUebukhuU and Caldecote and 
the advowson of a moiety of the church of Walton, co. Buckingham, as it 
appears by part of a fine levied before Ralph de Hengham and his fellows, 
justices of the Bench, in the 3oth year of the late king's reign, between 
Roger, parson of the church of Syweneston, demandant, and Joha de Grey, 
deforciant, that John acknowledged the premises to be the right of Roger 
as those that he had of John's gift, and that Roger granted and rendered 
them to .John, to hold for life, with remainder to Roger son of the said John 
and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Henry brother of the said 
Roger son of John and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the right 
heirs of John. 

March 11. To Simon de Baldreston, king's clerk. Order not to intermeddle further 
Westminster, with the under-mentioned manors, etc., the custody whereof the king com- 
mitted to him, and to restore the issues thereof to Roger de Grey, son of 
John de Grey, as it appears by parts of certain fines levied before the 
justices of the Bench in tlie late king's time and in the time of the present 
kins;'s time and by inquisitions taken by the escheators in divers counties of 
the realm that the said John held for life at his death the manors of 
Harewold, Podyngton, La Leye, Brockburwe, and Wrast in co. Bedford, 
Holewell, CO. Hertford, Great Brichull and the advowson of the church of 
that manor, Overblecchele, Snelleston and Stok Hamund in co. Bucking- 
ham, Gillyng, Hemmyngford Turbervill, except four "virgates of land in 
the latter, co. Huntingdon, and a messuage, a mill, two carucates of land, 
12 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 10/. 12*. Od. of rent in Depeden, 
CO. Essex, and the manor of Syweneston and the advowson of the church of 
that manor, and a mill, 44 acres of land, 13^ acres of meadow, 6/. Qs. Od. of 
rent in BullebrekhuU and Caldecote, and the advowson of a moiety of the 
church of Walton, co. Buckingham, and it i.'j found by other inquisitions 
taken by other escheators that John held for life the manors of Swanton, 
Flitte, and Hoghton, co. Bedford, Walton and Woketon, co. Buckingham, 
and that the aforesaid manors, rents, advow.'iODs, etc., ought to remain to 
Roger de Grey, son of the said John, and to the heirs of his body, 
wherefore the king has ordered the manors, rents, etc., to be delivered to 
Roger. 

The like to the aforesaid Simon and to Robert Power singly. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator, in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Swanton, Flitte, and Hoghton, co. Bedford, and Walton and 
Woketon, co. Buckingham, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Grey held them for life at 



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1324. Membrane 19 — cont. 

his death of others than the king, and it is found by inquisitions taken by 
other eseheators this side Trent that John held no lands of the king in chief 
at his death, except the castle of Ruthyn with the cantred of DefEreyncloyt, 
which he held for life only and which the king has ordered to be delivered 
to Roger de Grey by virtue of a fine levied in the king's court. 
March 11. To Edward, earl of Chester, or to the justice of Chester, or to him who 
Westminster, supplies the justice's place. Notification that the king has caused the 
lands that John de Grey held for life to be delivered to Roger de Grey, his 
son, by virtue of the fines above mentioned. The king makes this notifica- 
tion so that the earl or his justice may cause to be done what ought to be 
done concerning the manor of Rusdon, co. Chester, which John held for 
life by fine similarly levied in that county, and which ought to remain to the 
said Roger. 



Membrane 18. 

March 11. To Robert de Grendon and Robert Power. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the castle of Ruthyn and the cantred of Deffrencluit, 
which they have taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
John de Grey, and to restore the issues thereof to Roger, son of the said 
John, as it appears by a part of a fine levied before William de Bereford 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench, in the 1 3th year of the king's reign, 
between John de Grey, demandant, and John Amory and William de 
Deneford, deforciant, that John de Grey acknowledged the castle and 
cantred to be the right of the said John and William as of his gift, and that 
John and William granted and rendered them to him, to hold of the king 
for life, with remainder to the said Roger and the heirs of his body, with 
remainder to the right heirs of the said John, and it is found by an inquisition 
taken by John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Here- 
ford, Salop and Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales, that John 
de Grey held the castle and cantred for life according to the form of the 
said fine, and that they are held of the king in chief by the service of three 
knights' fees, and the king has taken Roger's homage for the castle and 
cantred. By p.s. 

March 16. To John le Porter, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Essex. Order 
Westminster, not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 40 acres of land of Matilda, 
late the wife of William le Engleis, in Bridbrok, which were taken into the 
king's hands by Geoffi-ey Dode and William de Neweport, as the king 
learns by the certificate of the said Geoflfrey and William that William le 
Engleis, son of the said Matilda, was indicted before the king at Aungre, in 
the said county, for certain offences, and that they took the aforesaid 
messuage and land into the king's hands by virtue of their appointment to 
take the lands of the said William into the king's hands, and that they 
delivered them to the aforesaid keeper by the king's order, and that the 
said William was never seised of the aforesaid messuage and land, but only 
held them at the will of Matilda in order to find his maintenance, and it 
appears by inquisition taken by William de Gosefeld and Aumfrid de 
Staunton, whom the king appointed to make further inquisition concerning 
this matter, that William le Engleis and the said Matilda, late his wife, 
were seised of the said messuage and land as of their freehold by fine levied 
in the king's court, and that William is dead, and that William le Engleis, 
son of Matilda, had nothing in the said messuage and land on the day when 
they were taken into the king's hands or afterwards, and it appears by the 
second part of the aforesaid fine exhibited before the king that William le 
Harpour granted, before Ralph de Heugham and his fellows, justices of 



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Maich 11. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 
the Bench, in the 30th year of the late king's reign, the messuage and land to 
the aforesaid William le Engleis and Matilda for their lives. By pet of C. 

To John de Lek, constable of Tuttebury castle, Order to deliver to 
Robert de Whitefeld the issues of his lands from 20 March, in the 
16th year of the king's reign, when the king ordered Roger de Waltham, 
then keeper of the aforesaid castle, to deliver to Robert his lands upon 
his finding mainpernors to have him before the king if the king would 
speak against him to answer for wearing the robes of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, as Roger has certified that Robert has found the following main- 
pernors : Thomas de {sic) Chaumberleyn of Marchyngton, William Curteis 
of Hambury, Robert de Melburn, Richard de Whittenhull of Adgarsleye, 
Henry de Kinoton of Marchyngton, and Nicholas de Colton. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Salop, and Stafford. Order not to intermeddle further with the house 
called 'La Bothhall' in the town of Shrewsbury, and to restore any issues 
received therefrom to the burgesses, the escheator having certified that he 
took the said house into the king's hands because he found by an inquisi- 
tion taken before him that the community of the town had appropriated to 
themselves a plot of land of the king's soil in that town, upon which they 
had built the said house, as it appears by a charter of Henry III., wJuch 
the king has inspected, that he granted to the burgesses of the said town 
that they might approve themselves on land and in water within the liberty 
of the town without hindrance from the king or his bailiffs. By C, 

To the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn. Order to pay to Edmund, earl of 
Arundel, justiciary of Wales, the arrears of a moiety of the fee that he 
ought to receive for that office from the time of the chamberlain's appoint- 
ment, and to pay the same raoiety henceforth. 

The like to the chamberlain of Caernarvan. 

To Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Niciiolas son of Lucy daughter of Robert de Twenge a moiety of the 
manors of Wlovre, Hethpol, Heddreslawe, Lowyk, and Belford, and the 
issues received therefrom, as Mary, daughter of Margery de Muschaunce, 
acknowledged, by a fine lately levied by the king's licence before the 
justices of the Bench, between her, Nicholas de Meynill, and the aforesaid 
Nicholas son of Lucy, demandants, and Thomas de Hibernia, deforciant, 
concerning the moiety of the aforesaid manors, which are held in chief, that 
the moiety was the right of the said Thomas as of her gift, and Thomas 
granted and rendered it to her, to hold for her life, with remainder to the 
said Nicholas de Meynill and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the 
aforesaid Nicholas son of Lucy and the heirs of his body, with remainder to 
the right heirs of the aforesaid Nicholas de Meynill, and it is found by in- 
quisition taken by the escheator that the said Nicholas de Meynill died on 
26 April, in the 15th year of the king's reign, and that he died without an 
heir of his body, and that when he died Mary was still living, and that she 
died on 18 October, in the 16th year of the reign, and that she continued 
her estate in the moiety for her time according to the tenor of the fine, and 
that no one named in the fine has changed his estate in any wise, and that 
the moiety is held of the king in chief by the services pertaining to a moiety 
of the barony of Muschaunce, which barony owes suit to the county [court] 
of Northumberland, finding four armed horses in the king's war, wherefore 
the king has taken the homage of the said Nicholas son of Lucy for the 
moiety aforesaid. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 
on 20 September, in the 6th year of his reign, granted to John son of 



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1324. Membrane 18 — cont. 

Eeginald de Grey and his heirs that he should render the debts due from 
him to the exchequer for the debts of Ralph Morin, wliich were attertnined 
at 201. yearly, at the rate of 5 marks yearly, and he ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to allow the said terms and to cause them to be 
enrolled, and afterwards, on 8 November, in the 8th year of^ his reign, he 
ordered the treasurer and barons to permit the attorneys of Eleanor, queen 
of England, his consort, to receive the said sum yearly from John in the 
exchequer, the late king having assigned him to the queen to pay to her 
the debts wherein Ralph Morin was bound to Hagin son of Master Moses 
{Mossei), a Jew of London, which debts were attermined at the exche(iuer, 
and afterwards, on 3 February, in 19lh year of his reign, he appointed John 
Baooun and Richard de Kancia to levy all the debts due to the said queen 
at her death, on condition that they answered to the executors of her will 
therefor, and although the said John son of Reginald paid 5 marks yearly 
to the late king's exchequer from the 20th September aforesaid until the 
8th November aforesaid, and paid that sum yearly to the said queen from 
the latter date, the treasurer and barons are exacting all the debts aforesaid 
from the executors and heirs of the aforesaid John as if the grant had not 
been made to the said queen ; the king therefore orders them to examine 
the rolls and memoranda of the late king's exchequer, and if they find that 
John observed the attermination aforesaid until the said 8th November, 
they are to cause the said demand to be superseded and to cause the 
executors and heirs of the said John to be acquitted thereof. 

March 27. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to release Roger de Antyngham upon 

Westminster, his finding mainpernors to have him before the king when ordered, the 

sheriff having taken him by reason of the king's appointment of John de 

Weston, constable of the Tower, and Henry de Amyne to pursue and take 

the said Roger and bring him to the king. By K. 



Membrane 17. 

March 15. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay to Hugh 
Westminster, de {sic) le Despenspr of Hilderskelf the arrears of the pension wherein that 
manor is charged to him from the time when the manor last came to the 
king's hands, and to pay the same for so long as it is in the escheator's 
custody, and to permit him to receive the profits mentioned below, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator concerning the lands of 
Ralph, late baron of Craystok, tenant in chief, that the said manor is held 
of John Bigot, and that it is charged to the said Hugh with a yearly 
pension of 5 quarters, one bushel and a peck of good wheat and a robe 
yearly for Hugh's life, for the custody of the woods and warren of 
Hilderskelf, and that Hugh ought to have all the strippings and cuttings 
{ramale et sculpas) from the trees in the woods given by the heirs of 
the said Ralph in any manner, and all windfall-wood therein, with free 
ingress and egress to carry the same away, and that Hugh was seised of 
the said pension and profits from the time of the making of a deed by 
Sir Ralph son of William, formerly lord of that manor, granting the same to 
him, and that he continued his seisin thereof until the manor came to the 
king's hands by the death of the said Ralph, late baron of Craystok. 

March 5. To Eobert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Edmund de Bohoun all his lands, as the king has 

pardoned him the suit of his peace and what pertains to him for adhering 

to Humphrey de Bohoun, earl of Hereford, a late rebel, and has restored to 

him his lands, which were forfeited for this reason ; provided that if the 



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March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 27. 

Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 17 — cont. 

lands have been demised at ferm by the king's order, the said Edmund shall 
eatisty the fermors by the said keeper's view lor their expenses in the lands. 
[Pari. Writs.'] By p.s. [6822.] 

The like to Alan de Cubbeldyk keeper in co. Lincoln, and to Richard 
de Whatton, keeper in co. Northampton. [Ibid.'] 

March 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow Robert 

Westminster. Bretoun his expenses about the taking of the castle of Bolyngbrok, and 
for the wages of the meti-at-&rms and archers placed therein for the safe 
custody thereof, as he has prayed the king by his petition before the king 
and council to cause such allowance to be made to him, showing that, 
■when he was sheriff of Lincoln, he expended divers Sums about the taking 
of the castle by the king's order, and that he afterwards put six men-at- 
arms and ten archers iu it for safe custody, who remained in it from 
18 March, in the 15th year of the reign, until 16 April following, when 
he delivered the castle to Alan de Cubbeldyk by the king's order. 

By pet. of C. [1762.] 
To the same. Like order for the allowance of the said Robert's expenses 
about the taking into the king's hands of Lincoln castle and the custody of 
the same, Robert having shewn by his petition before the king and his 
council that he took the castle and placed twenty men-at-armsj twenty-four 
crossbowmen, and twenty-six archers therein, Who stayed therein from 
27 February, in the 1 5th year of the king's reign, until lb April following, 
when Robert removed them from the castle by the king's ordei". 

By pet. of C. [1762.] 

To John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Agnes, late the 
wife of John Dargentaine, tenant in chief, the following of her late 
husband's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a fee 
in Waudlyngton, cO. Hertford, which John de Waudlyngton holds, of the 
yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in Meldebourn, co. Cambridge, 
which Anna Paynel holds, of the yearly value of 15i. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Agnes the advowson of the 
church of St. Benedict, Cambridge, of the yearly value of IOOj., and the 
advowson of the chapel of SS. Simon and Jude, Newmarket {de Novo 
Mercato), of the yearly value of 40s., which the king has assigned to her as 
dower of her husband's adVowsons. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham; Like order to deliver to the said Agnes 
a knight's fee in Asshendon, co. Buckingham, which John de Adyngrave 
holds, of the yearly value of 10/. 

April 1. To John Everard, escheator iii cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset^ and 

Westminster. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of John de 
Ferariis of Chircheston, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that he held no lands in chief at his 
death in the escheator's bailiwick by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, 

March 30. To Griffin ap Res, constable of Bnelt castle. Order to expend up to 
Westminster. 20 marks in repairing the houses, walls, and other buildings within that 
castle. 

April 1. To Richard de Musle, constable of Pontefract castle. Order to release 

Westminster. John de Chelmersford, clerk, from that castle, wherein he is imprisoned for 

adhering to the rebels, as Giles de Trumpeton of co. Cambridge, Master 

Richard de Clare of co, Wilts, and Gilbert de Chelmersford, parson of the 

81294. y 



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1324. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 
■Westminster. 



April 6. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 
church (if St. Michael, Long Stretton, diocese of Norwich, have maioperned 
for payment of the 200 marks iu which he made fine with the king and have 
also mainperned for his good behaviour. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Geoffrey de Sutton and Robert But, collectors of the custom at Boston, for 
700Z., paid by them by the king's order by privy seal to Thomas de Usflete, 
clerk of the great wardrobe, for the purpose of making divers provisions 
for the office of the wardrobe in Boston fair, which the king lately charged 
him to make. 

To Thomas de Fetherstanhalgh, keeper of the king's peel of Hegheved. 
Order to deliver to Ermeiarda, late the wife of John de Harcla, her dower 
of an assart called ' Hegheved,' and the issues of the same from the time 
when it was taken into the king's hands, as she has shewn by her- petition 
before the king and his council that a third of the said assart was assigned 
to her as dower after her husband's death by Andrew de Harcla, and that 
she was seised thereof, and that the said keeper took the said part into the 
king's hands without cause, wherefore she prayed the king for a remedy, 
especially as her husband forfeited nothing to the king in his life and she 
has not trespassed against the king in anything by reason whereof she 
ought to lose her dower, whereupon the king ordered the keeper to deliver 
to her her dower aforesaid, together with the issues of the same from the 
time when it was taken into the king's hands, the keeper having 
returned that he has not delivered the dower to her because the assart was 
committed to him by writ of privy seal. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Thomas Wak 
of 30Z. yearly from 1 April last out of the 901. yearly due from him for the 
custody of the lands of John de Stutevill, tenant in chief, in Ekyngton and 
Kyrkeby-in-Asshefeld, for the latter manor, the king having committed to 
him, on 19 December, in the 16th year of his reign, the custody of the 
manors during the minority of John's heir, as the king, on 1 April 
aforesaid, assigned the manor of Kyrkeby to Laura, late the wife of the said 
John, in dower by the assent of the said Thomas. 

To Master John Walewayn, late esclieator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Richard, son and heir of Richard de Aumundevill, the issues of 
his father's lands, the king having ordered John de Bloumvill, esoheator in 
cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, not 
to intermeddle further with the lands of the said Richard the elder, and to 
restore the issues thereof, because it appears by an inquisition taken by the 
said John that the said Richard the elder held no lands in chief at his death 
except the manor of Okenhill, co. Suffolk, whereof Elizabeth, late the wife 
of the said Richard the elder, was enfeoffed jointly with him, which manor 
is held of the king as of the honour of Eye by knight service, as Richard de 
Aumundevill, son and heir of the said Richard, has entered the said lands, 
as it is said. 



March 26. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
8 May, in the 14th year of his reign, committed to John de Rithre, his 
yeoman, the custody of the castle of Corf with the chace of Purbyk during 
pleasure, so that he should answer to the exchequer for the issues thereof, 
and ordered Roger Dammory or him who supplied his place in the castle to 
deliver to John the castle and chace, together with the arms, victuals, and 
other things in the castle, and the aforesaid commission was delivered at the 
exchequer in the estreats of the fines of the rolls of chancery, by reason 
whereof the treasurer and barons have caused John to be summoned to 



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March 24. 

Westminster. 



March 1.5. 

Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 16 — cont. 

render account of the issues aforesaid ; and the king on 3 December, in the 
15th year of his reign, committed the custody of the castle and chace afore- 
said to John le Latimer during pleasure, when he ordered the said Roger or 
him who supplied his place in the castle to deliver the castle and chace to 
the said John le Latimer, whereby it appears that the castle and chace 
remained in the custody of the said Roger from the said 8 May until the 
said 3 December continuously: the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to discharge the said John de Rfthre of the issues aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
ance to be made to Richard, brother and heir of Henry de Cokefeld, in the 
debts due from Henry at his death and the debts of Simon de Cokefeld, 
brother* of the said Henry and Richard, for 15/. due to Henry from the 
king by an account made in the king's wardrobe for the time when Henry 
was of the king's household, and to do what they shall see fit concerning 
the attermination of the rest of the aforesaid debts, Richard having prayed 
by his petition before the king and his council for allowance tor the said 15/. 
and that the king would grant him attermination at the rate of 40*. yearly 
for payment of the aforesaid debts. By pet. of C. [1965, 196C.] 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Worcester, Hereford, Gloucester, 
Salop, and Stafford. Order not to intermeddle further with an acre of land 
in Kingesnorton, and to restore the issues thereof, the escheator having taken 
it into the king's hands by reason of its acquisition by the abbot and convent 
of Bordisle, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master John 
Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that the predecessors of the abbot 
and convent acquired the aforesaid acre from Richard de la Woxthallef long 
before the publication of the statute of mortmain, to wit 70 years ago and 
more, rendering therefor to the said Richard and his heirs (6d. yearly, and 
that the aforesaid acre is held of the aforesaid Richard by the service of 6c?. 
yearly for all service, and that Richard held the said Qd. of yearly rent with 
other lands in Brimesgrave and Norton of the late king as of the manor of 
Brimesgrave and Norton, which is of the ancient demesne of the crown, by 
the service of the aforesaid Qd. of yearly rent, and that Richard released the 
aforesaid rent to the predecessors of the abbot 50 years ago and more, and 
that he charged himself with the said rent to the late king, and that the 
aforesaid acre is worth in all issues 8c?. yearly. By pet. of C. [1707.] 

March 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
Westminster, proctor of the abbot of Fecamp in England 50/. in the debts due from tho 
abbot, as the proctor has prayed the king by petition to cause allowance to 
be made to him for the above sum, wherein the king is bound to the proctor 
by letters patent under the exchequer seal for money received by way of 
loan, which sum the king promised to pay to him at Martinmas, in the 13th 
j'ear of his reign, or to allow it in tenths or other contributions from him. 

By pet. of C. 
To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 
Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of Alexander atte Hoo, the arrears 
of 33«. Ad. yearly from the time when he received the custody of Alexander's 
lands in Benetfeld, and to pay her that sum yearly for so long as they are in 
his custody, as it is found by inquisition taken hy John de Foxle, Master 
John de Blebury, and John de Benham, that Margery, after she was dowered 
of the aforesaid lands in Benetfeld, demised them to John de la BccIjc, to 
hold from Monday after All Saints, in the 11th year of the king's reign, for 
the term of her life, rendering to her yearly 33«. 4rf., as is contained in a 
deed between the said John and Margery, and in no other wise, and that she 



* Described as their fatlier in the petition, 
f Called Wychalle in the petition. 



r 2 



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132i. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — conf, 
always received that sum from the time of the demise until the said lands 
were taken into the king's hands with other lands of the said John's, and 
that the lands aforesaid are worth 33*. 'id. yearly, and that they were taken 
into the king's hands with the other lands of the said John by reason of his 
rebellion, and that Margery never afterwards released the said rent or 
changed her estate thefein in any way. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
Travers, king's clerk, the expenses that they shall find by inquisition that 
he incun'ed about the safe guarding of the castle of Horneby, co. Lancaster, 
as he has shewn the king by his petition before him and his council that 
whereas he had the custody of the said castle amongst other lands in the 
king's hands in that county at the time when the Scotch rebels entered that 
county, when they stayed for thirteen days about the castle and at Lancaster 
and elsewhere in those parts from Friday before St. Thomas the Martyr, in 
the 16th year of the king's reign, and the said clerk incurred great expense 
for the safe-guarding of the castle by the retaining of men-at-arms, hobelers, 
and others in the same at the king's wages, and he has prayed the king to 
cause allowance to be made to him for the same. By pet. of C. [3776.] 

To John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Simon de la Borde 
the manor of Hilketlishale,* co. Suffolk, which the escheator took into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Guy Ferre, and to deliver the issues 
thereof since Guy's death to Simon, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Guy held at 
his death the said manor by fine levied in the king's court, to him and the 
heirs of his body, of the king in chief as of the honour of Lancaster by the 
service of a moiety of a knight's fee, with remainder to the said Simon and 
the heirs of his body, with remainder to John de Claroun and the heirs of 
his body, with remainder over to the right heirs of the said Guy, and that 
Guy died without an heir of his body, by reason whereof the manor ought 
to remain to Simon, the king having taken Simon's homage for the manor. 

By p.s. [6848.] 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Okenhill, co. Suffolk, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the said Master John Walewayn that Richard de 
Aumundevill and Elizabeth his wife were jointly enfeoffed of the manor by 
fine levied in the king's court, to them and to the heirs of Richard, and that 
the manor is held of the king in chief as of the honour of Eye by the 
service of one knight's fee, and by the service of 20d. to the ward of the 
castle of that honour at the end of every 32 weeks yearly, and by the service 
of doing suit at each court of the honour, and that Elizabeth continued her 
seisin jointly with Richard uatil his death, and it appears by inspection of 
the fine in chancery that it was levied at Westminster in fifteen days from 
Holy Trinity, in the 5th year of the king's reign, before William de Bereford 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench, at which time the honour was not in 
the king's hands. 

To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain contrariants' lands in co. Gloucester. 
Order to pay to Thomas, parson of the church of Weston-under-Egge, a 
tithe of the agistments of beasts in the park of Weston and in other lands 
and pastures pertaining to that manor and to the manor of Norton within 
the limits of his parish, if it appear to the said keeper that Thomas and his 
predecessors have been wont to receive such tithe, as Thomas has shewn 
the king by his petition before him and his council that he ought to receive 
such tithe and that his predecessors have been wont to receive it from 



Called Hilleschishale in the privy seal. 



17 EDWARD n. 



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March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 16 — cont. 

time out of mind, and that the tithe has been detained from him since the 
manors xrere taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of John son of 
John Giffard. By pet. of C. [7528.] 

To the sheriflFs of London. Order to release Richard de Bristoll, Richard 
de Whatele, Walter de Charteseye, William de Hampton, William Testa, 
John de Hertford, Simon Oulepenne, Thomas le Mareschal, and Richard de 
Staunford from ITewegate prison, upon their finding mainpernors to have 
them before the king when called upon, they having shewn by their petition 
that whereas they were lately hired by the citizens of that city to go with 
the king in his service against certain of the rebels, and they remained with 
the king in the .said service for some time, they were afterwards attached 
by the mayor of the city and committed to Newegate because they returned 
to the city without the king's licence to seek the costs of themselves and their 
fellows in the said expedition. By pet. of 0. 

To the constable of Bristol castle, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to deliver John de Sapy to Thomas de («c) Blound and Richard 
Rivers, knights of co. Gloucester, John de HardeshuU, knight of co. 
Warwick, William RydeU, knight of co. Northumberland, Roger Pichard, 
knight of CO. Hereford, and Matthew de Cljfvedon, knight of co. Somerset, 
as they have mainpemed to have the said John before the king in the 
quinzaine of Easter next to answer for his adherence to certain rebels. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to restore to Robert de Leybourn 
his lands, which the king lately ordered the sheriff to take into the king's 
hands, to hold at the king's will, and the issues thereof, retaining in the 
king's hands his goods and chattels, which the king also ordered to be 
taken into his hands. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Lancaster. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to supersede entirely the exaction of 
the said Rubert at the king's suit in that county [court], although he is placed 
in exigent to be outlawed because he did not appear before the king to 
answer him at his suit for his alleged adherence to certain rebels in that 
county. By K. 

March 30. To the bailiffs of J. bishop of Norwich at Bishop's Lenne. Order to 
Westminster, permit John Taillour, burgess of Berwick-on-Tweed, to go whither he will, 
if he have letters of safe conduct under the seals of Robert de UmframviU, 
earl of Angos, and Roger de Horsle, keepers of the truce with the Scots 
in the parts of Northumberland, and to restore the said letters and his goods 
and chattels to him, as he has shewn by his petition that whereas he set out 
on pilgrimage (peregre) towards Canterbury with the said letters of safe 
conduct, and came to the said town, the aforesaid bailiffs have arrested and 
detained him, retaining the said letters and his goods and chattels in their 
possession. By pet. of C. [3712.] 



March 31. 
Westminster. 



March 27. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — Schedule. 

March 27. To William de Weston, eseheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, 
Westminster, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln, or to 
his attorney, his lands in the town of Stutyng, co. Kent, and the Old 
Temple, London, and all the other lands of the bishopric in the escheator's 
bailiwick, as the king has restored the temporalities of the see to the bishop 
at the request of the prelates earls, and other magnates of the realm. 

By K, 



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1324. Membrane 16 — Schedule. — cont. 

The like to the following : 

John de Blumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, concerning the manors of Bokeden 

and Spaldewik, and all other lands of the bishopric. 
Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham, concerning the manor of Bykel- 

iswade, co. Bedford, the manors of Tynghirst and Wobourn, co. 

Buckingham, and the manors of Tham and Dorkcestre, co. Oxford. 
Eobert Darcy, concerning Sleford castle and other lands of the 

bishopric. Et erant patentes. 

Donald de Mar, concerning the castle of Neuwerk and other lands of 

the bishopric. 
Eobert de Arderne, concerning Banbury castle and other lands of the 

bishopric. 
Roger de Watton, concerning the manor of Ledyngton, co. Rutland, 

and the manor of Kildesby, co. Northampton, and other lands of the 

bishopric. Et erant clause. 

June 24. Henry de Cobham, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 

Tunbridge. Kent, concerning the town of Stoutyng and Tuustal, and the issues 

thereof from the said 27 March. 

Memorandum, that it was and is the intention of the king that the 
collations and presentations of benefices void during the time when the 
temporalities aforesaid were in his hands shall be saved to him, and Master 
Eobert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, the chancellor, intimated this 
to the bishop at the sealing of the writs by the king's order, admonishing 
him to conduct himself in the premises so that the king should not have any 
other cause to place his hands upon the temporalities aforesaid. 



March 15. 
WeBtminster. 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15. 

To Simon de Baldreston, king's clerk. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the custody of a messuage, 90 acres of land, and 24*. of rent in Hoclive, 
and to restore the issues thereof to Jolin Amory, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham, that John de Grey and John 
Amory held the premises on the day of John de Grey's death jointly of 
the gift of Joan, late the wife of Richard Kereseye, to them and the heirs 
of John Amory, and that they are held of others than the king. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Not- 
tingham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Laura, late the wife 
of John de Stotevill, tenant in chief, the manor of Kirkeby-in-Asshe- 
feld, CO, Nottingham, which the king has assigned to her as dower of 
her husband's lauds by the assent of Thomas Wake, to whom he had 
committed the custody of John's lands during the minority of his heir. 

To John de Bolinbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 
that John son of Ingelram de Luda held of the bishopric of Lincoln at his 
death, and to restoie the jssues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that the 
said John held in his demesne as of fee at his death certain lands in Louth 
{Luda) of the bishopric of Lincoln by the service of 22s. yearly and making 
an appearance yearly at Michaelmas at the bishop's court of Louth, and of 
^eing his reeve of the nianor of Louth fqr oae year only wheii elected to that 



17 EDWAED 11. 



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March 24. 

Westmiuster. 



April 6. 

Fulmer. 



Mai-ch 14. 
Westmiaster. 



To John de Weston, constable of the tower of London. 
Robert de Stanford, chaplain, from prison in the Tower, 
this order of his especial grace. 



1324. Membrane 15 — conL 

cflace, and that he held no other lands of the bishopric or of the king as of 
the crown by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. The king wills that the issues of the aforesaid lands shall be 
answered for by his bailiffs of that manor, which is in his liands, as has 
been usual heretofore in the times of the bishops. 

To the sherifia of Loudon. Order to release Richard de Bristol!, Richard 
de Whatele, "Walter de Cherteseye, William de Hampton, William Testa, 
John de Hertford, Simon Oulepenne, Thomas le Mareschal, and Richard de 
Staunford from Newegate prison, upon their finding mainpernors to have 
them before the king when called upon, they having shewn by their petition 
that whereas they weie lately hired by the citizens of that city to go with 
the king in his service against certain of the rebels, and they remained with 
the king in the said service for some time, they were afterwards attached by 
the mayor of the city and committed to Newegate because they returned to 
the city without the king's licence to seek the costs of themselves and their 
fellows in the said expedition. By pet. of C. 

Order to release 

The king makes 

By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Ralph de 
Sharpenham, who now holds the lands of John Styne, deceased, whose 
lands were in the king's hands during his lifetime by reason of his madness, 
of the issues of the aforesaid lands received by him, as the king, on 
1 5 December, in the 3rd year of his reign, ordered Walter de Grioucestre, 
then escheator this side Trent, not to intermeddle further with the lands of 
the said John, because it was found by an inquisition taken by him that he 
held nothing in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, 

April 6. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Margaret, wife of Rnger 

Westminster, de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, who is in his custody, to be conducted to the 
castle of Skipton-in-Craven, co. York, together with a damsel, an esquire, 
a laundress, a groom, and a page {uno pagetto) serving her, there to be 
delivered by indenture to John de Rithre, constable of the aforesaid castle, 
■whom the king has ordered to receive her from the aforesaid sheriff. The 
king has ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause 13s. 4rf. 
daily to be paid to her for the expenses of herself and the aforesaid servants 
on their journey to the said castle, and to cau.-^e 13s. \d. weekly to be paid 
to her during her stay in the said castle, and 10 marks yearly at Easter and 
Michaelmas for her robes. By K. 

April 9. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede entirely the exaction for 

Fulmer. outlawry and the promulgation of outlawry in his county [court] of Richard 
de Furneux, parson of Praunkton church, for his failure to appear before 
Richard de la Bere and his fellows, the justices appointed to hear and 
determine certain trespasses committed upon Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, at Frauukton, in that county, to answer to the said Hugh for the 
aforesaid trespasses, as he has satisfied Hugh for the trespasses, as Hugh 
has testified personally before the king. 

To the same. Like order, as the said Richard has satisfied the king for 
certain trespasses committed upon him at Fraunkton. 

April 7. To Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account 

Fulmer. with Richard de Bmeldon for the time when he had the custody of Donstan- 

burgh castle by the king's commission, allowing him the following wages 

for 40 men-at-arms and 40 hobelers whom he retained in garrison of the 



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1324. 



April 1. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



April 7. 
Fulmer. 



April 7. 
Fulmer. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

castle aforesaid, to wit \2d. a day each for ten of the said men-at-arms and 8af. 
a day each for the otiier thirty, and 4rf. a day for each of the hobelers, for 
so long as he retained them in the garrison, and to maise him a bill therefor 
under the said Roger's seal, receiving first from him the oath usual in this 
case. By K. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in the city of 
London. Order to deliver to John de Chelmersford, clerk, all his lands in 
the said keeper's custody by reason of his adherence to certain rebels, as 
Giles de Trumpeton of co. Cambridge, Master Richard de Clare of co. 
Wilts, and Gilbert de Chelmersford, parson of the church of St. Michael, 
Long Stretton, diocese of Norwich, have mainpemed for the payment of 
the 200 marks in which he made fine with the king and for his good 
behaviour ; provided that if the keeper have demised John's lands at ferm, 
John shall satisfy the fermors for their expenses upon the same. By K. 

The like to the following : 

Richard de Potesgrave, keeper, etc., in co. Surrey. 

William de Fulbourn, clerk, ferraor of John's lands in co. Surrey. 

John le Porter, keeper, etc., in co. Essex. 

Robert de Hungerford, keeper, etc., in co. Berks. 

Robert de Bures, keeper, etc., in co. Suffolk. By K. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 
Order to pay to Simon de Norton the arrears of a rent of 2s. 2d. yearly and 
of 4Jrf. yearly for hidage from the time when a messuage, a carucate of land, 
and 40.S. of rent in Pesemere, in the said county, which Warin de Insula 
held of him by the above service, were taken into the king's hands with 
Warin's other lands upon Warin's forfeiture, if it appear to the keeper that 
Simon was seised of tlie rent until the said forfeiture, and to pay him that 
sum yearly henceforth, Simon having shewn by his petition before the 
king and his council that he was seised of the aforesaid rent until Warin's 
forfeiture, and that is in arrear since then, to wit for 3 years. 

By pet. of C. [3178.] 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Margaret, daughter of 
Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, to be conducted to the priory of 
Shuldham, and Joan his second daughter to be conducted to the priory of 
Syraplingham, and Isabella his third daughter to the priory of Chikessand, 
to be delivered to the priors of those places, to stay amongst the nuns in the 
same priories. The king has ordered the priors to receive the said Margaret, 
Joan, and Isabella into their houses. By K. 

To the prior and convent of Shuldham. Order to receive the aforesaid 
Margaret from the said sheriff by indenture, and to cause her to be kept safely 
in that house amongst the nuns, so that he may be able to answer to the 
king for her body when ordered. The king has ordered his treasurer and 
chamberlains to cause 15c?. weekly to be paid to the prior and convent for 
her expenses from the day when they receive her and a mark yearly for her 
robe. 

The like to the prior and convent of Symplingham for the aforesaid 
Joan, receiving VZd. weekly and a, mark yearly for her expenses and robe. 

The like to the prior and convent of Chikepsond fpr the aforesaid 
Isabella, receiving \2d. weekly as above. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause Zs. a day to be paid 
for the expenses of the aforesaid Margaret and 2s. a day each for the 
expenses of Joan and Isabella to be paid until they come to the aforesaid 
priories, and to cause \bd. weekly to be paid to the prior and convent of 
Shuldham for the expenses of Margaret, and \2d. weekly to be paid to the 
prior ijnd convent of Symplingham for the expenses of Joan, g,nd \2d. 



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1324. 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 15 — conl. 
weekly to be paid to the prior and convent of Chikessond for the expenses 
of Isabella, from the time when they are received in the said priories for so 
long as they remain therein, and a mark yearly to be paid at Michaelmas 
for the robe of each of them. By K. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order not to permit Thomas de Hastang' to be aggrieved before 
tbem at the suit of the king or any one else by reason of the goods of the 
rebels that he took and occupied whilst pursuing them in the king's 
company, as the king has granted that those who were in his company to 
pursue the rebels shall not be molested or aggrieved for the rebels' 
goods that they took and occupied in the pursuit between 17 October, 
in the 15th year of the king's reign, and 5 April following. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John, son and heir of 
Ralph de Bokeland, has shewn the king that whereas queen Eleanor, the 
king's mother, received in her lifetime certain ferms in eo. Southampton 
and amongst others the ferm of the manor of Brighton and La Freynsshe- 
more, by the late king's grant, and the late king after her death granted 
to the executors of her will that they might receive all the ferms that she 
had in her lifetime during those ferms for the execution of her will, and 
that although Ralph, father of the said John, paid the ferm of 46/. yearly 
due from him for the aforesaid manor, which was committed to him by the 
late king, to the said executors for all the time that he held the manor, as 
John asserts is contained in the memoranda of the exchequer of the said 
executors' accounts of such ferms received by them, the treasurer and 
barons nevertheless cause John to be distrained for 230^. for the arrears of 
the said ferm, as if the executors had not received the ferm ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer, and to call before them the said executors, and to cause 
John to have discharge and acquittance of the said ferm if they tind that 
the executors received the ferm for the time that Roger held the manor 
and charged themselves there^nth. By pet. of C. [1699.] 



Membrane 14. 

March 23. To Edmund, earl of Kent. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
Westminster, abbey of St. Mary's Winchester, and to restore the issues thereof to the 
abbess thereof, the earl having returned that he took the abbey into the 
king's hands because it was found by divers inquiisitions taken before him, 
by virtue of tlie king's commission to pursue, arrest, and do justice upon 
Robert Lower and his adherents and to take their lands and goods into the 
king's hands, that the wife and goods of the said Robert, to wit two coffers 
with jewels and other goods and chattels to the value of 200/., were 
received into the abbey by two nuns of the abbey, sisters of Robert's wife, 
and by their accomplices, without the knowledge of the abbess. The king 
wills that the abbess shall answer for her nuns for the said trespasses. 

By K. and C. 

March 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 
WestpiinEter. de la March's goods and chfittels, which were taken into the king's hands by 
Richard Level, late constable of Bristol castle, and Richard Tilby, mayor of 
that town, by the king's orders by reason of his adherence to Maurice de 
Berkele, a late rebel, to be restored to him, and to acquit the said Richard 
Lovel and Richard Tilby of the said goods, as it appears by the record and 
process of an inquisition taken before Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, 
justices appointed to enquire concerning the rebels and their iidherents and 



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1324. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



April 7. 
Bulmer. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



April 2. 

Westminster. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

to hear and determine such contiariancies and adhesions in co. Gloucester, 
that the said Richard de la March, who was indicted for adhering to the 
said Maurice, was not of Maurice's adherence nor of that of any other I'ebel, 
and was not aiding or counselling any of the rebels against the king, 
wherefore he went quit by consideration of the court. 

The like in favour of John Chaumpeneys, concerning his goods taken into 
the king's hands by the aforesaid constable for this reason. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 
Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 24 acres of land, and 
2 acres of meadow in Kingeston Bakepuiz, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Master Robert de Ayleston and the said keeper that William 
[Beaumond] of Kyngeston Bakepuiz, deceased, demised, at Michaelmas, 
in the 15th year of the king's reign, the premises to Robert atte Beche for 
twelve years, and that the tenements are of the inheritance of Alice, late the 
wife of the aforesaid William, because Nicholas Peytevyu, her father, died 
seised thereof in his demesne as of fee, and that the tenements, which were 
lately in the hands of the aforesaid Robert [atte Beche], were taken into the 
king's hands at the Purification, in the aforesaid year, witli other lands of 
the aforesaid Robert, by John de Brompton, then sheritf of that county, 
because Robert wore the robes of Philip atte Beche, his father, and that the 
aforesaid William Beaumond died at the feast of St. Gregory the pope, in 
the 16th year of the king's reign, and that Alice, after the death of the said 
William her husband, made no estate in the said tenements to the aforesaid 
Robert, and that the tenements are held of William de Burmyngham, and 
are worth bs. (id. yearly in all issues according to their true value. 

By pet. of C. [10157-9.] 

To the sheriS of Cornwall. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
his county [court] that a market shall be held on Tuesday and on Friday in 
every week at queen Isabella's port and water of Sutton, pertaining to her 
manor of Tymmeton. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Henry de Cobeham has 
shewn by his petition before the king and his council that whereas he ought 
to have received for the time when he was constable of Dover castle and 
warden of the Cinque Ports, to wit from 16 October, in the 34th year of the 
late king's reign, until 30 September, in the iirst year of the present reign, 
87/. 13*. 4:d. at the exchequer yearly, in part payment of 300/. yearly, which 
the king granted to him for that custody, as appears by his letters patent, 
the said 87/. 13s. 4t?. are in arrear, and he has prayed the king to cause 
that sum to be paid to him at the exchequer, or to cause allowance therefor 
to be made to him in the debts due from him to the exchequer ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see the letters patent aforesaid, 
and to account with Henry for what he has received, and for what is due 
to him for the late king's time, and for what is due to him for 
the present king's time, and to do further what of right ought to be done 
concerning the premises. By pet. of C. [4866.] 

To Ralph de Cammoys, constable of Windesore castle, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver Nicholas de Clare, who is imprisoned 
in that castle by the king's order, to Master Richard de Clare and John de 
Blebury, clerks, who have mainperned to have him before the king before 
the octaves of Easter next. By j^^ 

To Henry de Cobeham, constable of Rochester castle. Whereas 
Bartholomew de Rummeney, William Gerounde, William de Rippele, 
William Cokshot, John Bonesarsh, Robert de Canterbury, Robert atte 



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91 



■ 1324. Membrane 14 — cont. 

Saucerye, William Archer, Robert de la Chaumbre, John de Teukesbury, 
John Wygemor, John de Oreswell, Ralph de Breneafeld, Nicholas de Home, 
Godfrey de Rothewell, Thomas de Northam, William Holme, Simon de 
Hameldon, John de Nettlecrop, William de la Marche, Hamo Flecher, 
John, canon of Alnewyk, William Bulkyng, Roger de Gatesdon, and 
Nicholas Colepeper are imprisoned in Rochester castle because they 
adhered to certain rebels who held the king's castle of Ledes against him : 
the king, compassionating their estate and being unwilling to detain them 
longer in prison, orders the constable to release those of them who he shall 
find by inquisition have no lands, and to cause those of them who have 
lands to come before the king in fifteen days from Easter at their own cost 
to do and receive what the king's court shall consider in the matter. By K. 

March 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Whereas upon the annulling of the order of 
Westminster, the Temple the lands in the hands of the brethren of that order at the time 
of the adnullation, which were held of the king and of other lords in this 
realm, were seised into the hands of the king and the other lords, who 
claimed them as their escheats, and it is agreed and ordained in the present 
^ parliament at Westminster that neither the king nor any other lord of the 

fees nor other person whatsoever shall have any title or right to retain the 
said lands in name of escheat, or to claim them hereafter by reason of the 
adnullation of the order, of which lands the brethren of the order were 
seised in their demesne as of fee at the time of the adnullation, and that, 
inasmuch as the order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem was similarly 
instituted and canonised for the defence of Christians and of Holy Church, 
and the said order of the Temple is annulled, all the lands, fees, and liberties 
shall be assigned to the prior and brethren of the order of the said Hospital 
in England by the king, of the plenitude of his royal power and with the 
assent of the magnates and others in the said parliament, and not otherwise, 
to have and to hold to the said prior and brethren and their successors of 
the king and of the other lords of the fees by the same services as the 
brethren of the order of the Temple held them by at the time of the 
cessation of the order, such as in feeding the poor, hospitalities, celebration 
of divine service, defence of the Holy Land, and other charges and services 
previously due, notwithstanding that the said lands, etc., came to the hands 
of divers persons after the cessation of the order by hereditary succession, 
gift, or purchase, or otherwise, and notwithstanding any law or custom of 
the realm whereby the aforesaid agreement, ordinance, and statute may be 
hindered, impugned, or pleaded against, saving to every one his action, if he 
had any against the Templars at the time of the cessation in any of the 
said lands, etc., in rents, services, customs, pensions, corrodies, liberties, 
celebrations of masses, alms, and other charges whatsoever, to prosecute 
his right against the prior and brethren of the Hospital ; the king, in order 
that this assignment may be made known to all whom it concerns, orders 
the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made in his county [court], in cities, 
boroughs, market towns, and other places in his bailiwick that all tenants of 
the aforesaid lands and all others whom it may concern shall be at West- 
minster in a month from Easter next, if they will, to hear the agreement, 
ordinance, provision, and statute aforesaid, and to certify the king at that 
date of his proceedings in this matter. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the following : 

All the sheriffs of England. 

The bishop of Durham. 

The earl of Chester. 

The justice of Wales. 

April 7. To Master John de Pinibus. Although the king lately prohibited his 

Westminster, citing Master Richard de Aston, archdeacon of London, to appear before any 



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1324. Membrane 14 — cont. 

judge outside the realm to answer concerning anything the cognizance 
whereof pertains to the king, or attempting anything against the said 
Richard in derogation of the king's prerogative, especially as the arch- 
deacon was prepared to stand to right within the realm in all things, the 
king now signifies to the said Master John that he may make prosecution so 
far as pertains to ecclesiastical jurisdiction in the matter of the provision of 
the aforesaid archdeaconry made by the pope ; provided that he do not cite 
the aforesaid Richard to appear before any judge outside the realm and do 
not attempt anything in derogation of the king's royal dignity. By K. 

The like, ' de verba ad verbum,' to Master Raymund Gabryel. 

March 18. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Edmund de Bohun his lands, in accordance with the 
king's order of 5 March last, Robert having signified that he has not yet 
delivered the lands because Edmund has not satisfied John de Holte, termor 
of his manor of Uplamburne and of his lands in Edwyneston, for the said 
fermor's expenses in the said lands, because the ferraor has counted in his 
expenses the ferm that he ought to pay to the king from the morrow of 
Michaelmas, in the I7th year of the reign until the aforesaid 5 March, for 
which ferm Edmund refused to satisfy him, which cause the king considers 
insufi^cient. 

June 10. To "William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, 

Westminster, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln, or to 

his attorney, his lands in the town of Stutyng, co. Kent, and the Old Temple, 

London, and all the other lands of the bishopric in the escheator's bailiwick, 

as the king has restored the temporalities of the see to the bishoj* at the 

I'equest of the prelates, earls, and other magnates of the realm. By K. 

Vacated, because otherwise above, in the month of March, as in the 

schedule appendent there. 

The like to the following : 

John de Blumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, SuflFolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, concerning the manors of 
Bokeden and Spaldewik, and all other lands, etc. 
Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford, and Buckingham, concerning the manor of Bykeliswade, 
CO. Bedford, the manors of Tynghirst and Wobourn, co. Buckingham, 
the manors of Tham and Dorkcestre, co. Oi^ford, 
[ Vacated as above,! 



Membrane 13. 

April 6. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Langley. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the church of Shynyngfeld, co. Berks, -which is of the bishopric of Here- 
ford, and to restore any obventions and other profits thereof received by 
him, as it was not and is not the king's intention that the spiritualities 
of the bishopric, to wit ecclesiastical benefices or other such spiritualities, 
should be taken into his hands by virtue of his order to take the temporalities 
of the bishopric into his hands. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Berks. 

April 20. To the constable of Berkhamstede castle. Order to release John de 

Langlej. Bybelesworth from prison in that castle, as he has found the king security 

for his good behaviour. By K. 



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April 16. 
Laugley. 



April 7. 
Fulmer. 



1324. Membrane 13 — cont. 

April 21. To Richard de Musele, constable of Pontefracfc castle. Notification that 
Langley. the king holds him discharged of the body of John de Hereford, clerk, who 
was imprisoned in that castle, and whom the king lately ordered the con- 
stable to bring into chancery, as John has found security in chancery for 
his good behaviour, and the king thereupon, of his especial grace, caused 
him to be delivered from the custody under which he was sent by the 
constable into chancery at St. Albans. By K. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Northampton, Lincoln, and Butland. 
Order to cause Richard de Whitacre, son and heir of Jordan de Whitacre, 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age 
before John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 
ham, Derby, and Lancaster, and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to 
account with Richard de Emeldon, to whom the king lately committed the 
custody of the castles, manors, and lands that belonged to Thomas, late earl 
of Lancaster, and other rebels in co. Northumberland, within and without tlie 
bishopric of Durham, together with all the king's chattels within the same, 
for the time that the said Richard had the custody of Donstanborgh castle, 
which belonged to the said earl, receiving from him first the usual oath, and 
to allow him the usual wages for forty men-at-arms and forty hobelers, 
whom he kept in garrison of that castle, to wit 12c?. a day each for ten of 
the said men-at-arms, 8c?. a day for each of the remaining thirty men-at-arms, 
and 4rf. for each of the hobelers, and to make him a bill therefor under the 
said Roger's seal. By K. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Tork, Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Langley. elected in place of William de Grymesby, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity. 

The like to the same sheriff for the election of a coroner in place of 
William de Grantham, who is similarly incapacitated. 

The like to the same sheriff for the election of a coroner in place of 
Gilbert de Arnall, who is similarly incapacitated. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause two coroners for that county to 
be elected in place of John Appelderlee and Roland de Wykford, whom the 
king has amoved from office because they are insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Lancastre, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Lancaster. 
Order to cause 100/. of the issues of the said lands to be carried to Carlisle 
and delivered to Anthony de Lucy, constable of Carlisle castle, for certain 
■works in the castle and city that the king has ordered to be done. By K. 

Like order for the same amount to William de Tatham, receiver of the 
issues of the rebels' land in the aforesaid county and in [co.] York. 

ByK. 

To John de Bolingbrok, escheator, etc. Order to retain in the king's hands 
until further orders three bovates of land in Heethhouses, co. Derby, and 
not to intermeddle further with the lands that Margaret, late the wife of 
Ralph de La[the]bury, held at her death, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Margaret held at her death the said three 
bovates of the king by the service of a pound of cumin yearly for all 
services, as of the honour of Tuttebury, and that she held no other lands in 
chief at her death by reason whereof the custody of her lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that she held divers other lands of other lords. 
Vacated, because on the Fine Roll under the same date. 

April 26. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
l^angley. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 



April 22. 
Langley. 



April 24. 
Langley. 



April 28. 
Fulmer. 



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1324. 



April 26. 
Fulmer. 

April 30. 
Fulmer. 

May 1. 
Fulmer. 



April 30. 

Fulmer. 



May 1. 

Fulmer. 



May 2. 
Fulmer. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 
■yVestminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 
the lands of Roger de Leye, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears 
by inquisition taken by Blaster John Walewayn, late escheator this side 
Trent, that he held no lands of the king in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Stephen le Heir, who is incapacitated by weakness 
and age. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in place of William 
de Tissyngton, who is incapacitated by weakness and age. 

To Richard de Ayremynne and William de Pillonde, keepers of the 
bishopric of Winchester. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 
of Tystede, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Ralph de Bereford and James de Norton that Robert de Tystede 
held the manor at his death of John de Sancto Johanne by the service of 
2d. yearly and by scutage only for all service, without heriot, relief, ward, 
and marriage, and that the said John holds the manor of the bishopric by 
knight service, the keepers having taken the manor into the king's hands 
under the belief that it is held immediately of the bishopric. 

By pet. of C. 

To John de Aulton, keeper of the manor of Odyham. Order to cause 
the king's barns {grangias) of that manor to be repaired, and to cause the 
mills of the manor, and a house in the park for the king's colts and their 
keepers, and for hay and maintenance for the colts, to be newly built, by 
the view and testimony of Thomas, vicar of Aulton church, and to buy the 
timber necessary for the premises or to cause it to be taken from the old 
oaks in the park or woods of the manor, by the view and testimony of the 
king's homage there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to permit John 
Triminel to be aggrieved before them in the exchequer at the suit of the 
king or any other by reason of the goods of the rebels that he took and 
occupied whilst in the king's company in the pursuit of the rebels, as 
the king has ordained that those who were in his company to pursue 
the rebels shall not be aggrieved for the goods of the rebels that they took 
and occupied in the said pursuit from 17 October, in the 15th year of 
his reign, until 5 April following. 
The like in favour of the following : 

John le Flemyng, Henry de Lascy, and Thomas de Tothill, addressed 
to Geoffrey le -Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before 
the king. 
Nicholas Trymenel, addressed to the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hear pleas before the 
king. Order to continue until the quinzaine of Michaelmas all matters 
touching the bishop of London, the dean and chapter, officials, and other 
ministers of St. Paul's London, moved in the last eyre at the Tower of 
London, which the king afterwards caused to come before him, and which 
he afterwards ordered to be continued until the quinzaine of Easter last. 

To Walter de Friskeneye. Order to intend the holding of pleas before 
the king with other subjects of the king, as the king wills that he shall 
intend ths holding of the said pleas. By K. 

To Richard de Gatesbury and Geoffrey de Brochole, fermor of the manor 
of Melkeleye. Order to p.iy to Alice, daughter of Robert de Melkeleye, 



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knight, the arrears of 100s. yearly from the time when the said manor was 
taken into the king's hands, and to pay to her that sum yearly out of the 
ferm of the manor, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert de 
Asshele and John de la Haye of Hemelhampstede that William son of 
Walter le Baud, knight, charged himself and his heirs to the said Alice in 
the above sum yearly, to be received for her life from the said manor after 
her father's death, and that he charged all his lands to her distraint for that 
sum, and that she received that sum yearly from William after her father's 
death until the manor was taken into the king's hands by William's for- 
feiture, and that Robert died in the said manor at the feast of the Conver- 
sion of St. Paul, in the 9th year of the king's reign, and that the manor is 
held of Hugh de Audele and Margaret his wife as of Margaret's right by 
homage and the service of a knight's fee and by paying 26s. 8(^. yearly to 
Elizabeth de Burgo, sister of the said Margaret, at her manor of Staundon, 
which she holds in her purparty of the inheritance of Gilbert de Clare, late 
earl of Gloucester, and by doing suit of court at the said manor of Staundon 
from three weeks to three weeks, and that the manor is worth in all issues 
24/. yearly, and it appears by William's deed, exhibited before the king in 
chancery, that the grant was made in form aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to pay 
to Joan de Torthorald 10 marks for Easter term last out of the issues of 
his escheatry, in accordance with the king's grant to her, on 1 1 June, in 
the nth year of his reign, of 20 marks yearly in aid of her maintenance 
from the issues of the escheatry this side Trent. 



Membrane 12. 

May 4. To the sheriff of Oxford. Whereas lately at the complaint of the abbot 

■Westminster, of Oseneye that a bridge anciently constructed over the water of Thames 
near the castle of Oxford, whereby the canons of Oseneye were wont to go 
to celebrate divine service in the king's chapel of St. George in the castle, 
which they are bound to do daily, had been broken down and wholly 
removed by John de Brumpton, late sheriff of that county, by reason of 
the late disturbance in the realm for the greater security of the castle, so 
that the canons have been unable to go to the castle for the above purpose 
from that time, and that the bridge ought to be remade at the king's 
expense, the king ordered the sheriff to cause the bridge to be constructed 
anew for the passage of footmen, so that the canons might be able to go to 
the castle by the bridge aforesaid ; and the sheriff has returned that he 
found by inquisition that the said John caused the bridge to be broken and 
removed by reason of the disturbance aforesaid for the security of the castle, 
and for no other cause, wherefore the canons have been unable to come to 
celebrate divine service in the chapel aforesaid from that time, and that 
he found by the inquisition that the bridge ought to be remade at the king's 
expense, and has always been so made in times past, and that it can be 
remade for 60s. for the passage of men on foot, for which reason he 
deferred remaking the bridge until he received further orders from the 
king, so that he might have sufficient allowance therefor in his account 
at the exchequer : the king now orders him to cause the bridge to be newly 
constructed for the passage of men on foot, and to permit the canons to 
pass by the same to the castle for the aforesaid purpose, as they have been 
wont to do heretofore without prejudice to the king or peril to the castle. 

May 6. To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to pay to William de Ros of 

Westminster. Hamelak 75 marks out of the ferm of the city for Easter term last, in 



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1324, 



May 11. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 
London. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 
accordance with the king's grant of 22 August, in the 16th year of his 
reign, of that sum yearly at Michaelmas and Easter from the ferm of that 
city and of the like amount from the ferm of the city of Lincoln, until the 
king should provide him with 300 marks of land or rent yearly between the 
waters of Thames and Tees {Teys') or until the king should restore to hira 
the castle of Werk, which William granted and released to the king. 

The like to the bailiffs of Lincoln. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of Roger de Cutecombe, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator 
this side Trent, that he held no lands in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account for the 
sums of money that William de Ayremynne received from the king's 
treasure after 26 October, in the 10th year of the king's reign, by virtue 
of the king's order of that date to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to 
the said William, to whom the king, on 20 August, in the said year, liad 
granted the custody of the house of the Conversi, London, the arrears of the 
yearly sum of 123/. 10*. 6d. that the king ordered them by writ of liberate 
to pay to Adam de Osgodeby, deceased, then keeper of the said house, which 
sum pertained to the said keeper and the Conversi then surviving, two 
chaplains and one clerk of the church out of the yearly sum of 202/. 0*. 4rf. 
granted to them by the late king for their maintenance, when the king 
ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to continue to pay that sum yearly 
to William, provided that upon the death of each conversus so much be 
deducted therefrom as the deceased received for his portion. 

To Hugh le Despenser, the younger, keeper of Bristol castle, or to him 
who supplies his place there. Order to repair with all speed the houses, gates, 
bridges, walls, turrets, engines, mills and ponds of the castle, by the view and 
testimony of Roger atte Mull and Edward the carpenter, and to cause the 
castle to be provided with victuals, arms, men, and other things necessary 
for the munition of the same out of the ferm of the castle, by the view and 
testimony of the said Roger and Edward. By K. 

To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain forfeited rebels' lands in co. 
Gloucester. Order to pay to Walter Pikerel a yearly rent of 12/. from the 
manor of Norton, in that county, from the time when it was taken into the 
king's hands, and to pay him the same henceforth, as it is found by part 
of a line levied before the justices of the Bench, in the 33rd year of the late 
king's reign, between John Gifiard, demandant, and the said Walter, 
deforciant, concerning a messuage, 3 carucates of land, 2 mills, and 50*. of 
rent in Little Scherston, that Walter acknowledged the aforesaid tenements 
to be the right of the said John, and rendered them to him in court, and 
John, in consideration of this acknowledgment, granted to Walter 12/. yearly 
for life, and it is found by an inquisition taken by the aforesaid keeper and 
by John de Peyton that the said John Giffard, on Monday the eve of the 
Purification, in the aforesaid year, granted to Walter 12/. of yearly rent for 
life from his manor of Norton for the aforesaid 12/. yearly, and that he 
charged the manor with payment of the same, and that Walter was seised 
of the said rent peacefully without change of his estate until the manor was 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the rebellion of John son and heir 
of the said John. The king makes this order although the manor is held 
in chief, as appears by the aforesaid inquisition, for a fine that Walter has 
made with him for the trespass committed in this behalf. 

By C. and by a fine of 20s. 



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May 16. 

The Tower. 



April 20. 
Ijangley. 



Mfty 12. 

Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 12 — cont. 

May 13. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

The Tower. Berks, Bedford, and BuckiDgham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
ihe manor of Little Purle, co. Berks, or with the other lands of Henry de 
Malyns, and to restore the issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Henry and Cicely his wife held the said manor at the 
time of his death, to them and the heirs of Henry, of the king in chief by 
knight service and by the service of 5s. yearly forward of Wyndesore castle, 
by fine levied in the late king's court by his licence between Henry and 
Cicely, and that Henry held no other lands in chief by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held divers 
other lands of other lords. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Sutton, who is insufficiently qualified, as 
he has no lands except those that are of the dower of Alice his wife. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Gregory de Havill, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he does not dwell in the county, as the king learns by trust- 
worthy testimony. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
5 March, in the 4th year of his reign, by letters under the exchequer seal, 
committed to Robert de Malo Lacu the custody of Horeston castle, co. 
Derby, from Easter following, during pleasure, rendering therefor 20/. 
yearly to the exchequer, as, it is said, is contained in the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, and afterwards, on 5 June, in the 5tli year of 
his reign, he granted that Robert should hold the castle quit and discharged 
of the above sum yearly until he should be satisfied for 240/. 8*'. Gd. due to 
him from the king, being 128/. Is. 6d. for wages and recompence of horses 
of the knights and men-at-arms in his company in garrison at Eokesburgh 
castle, by a bill sealed with the seal of office of the chamberlain of Scotland, 
and 96/. 7s. Od. for the wages of the soldiers {stipendiariorum) of the 
garrison of the said castle by a bill under the seal of John de Sandale, late 
chamberlain of Scotland, and 15/. 14«. Od. for recompence for a hoise lost 
when he was in the late king's service in Gascony in the time of war as 
contained in the late king's letters patent made to the said Robert ; and 
afterwards the king, on 15 March, in the 15th year of his reign, committed 
to Roald de Richemund the custody of the castle aforesaid and of the forest 
of Dufieldfrith during pleasure, and afterwards, on 13 May, in the 15th year 
of his reign, ordered Roald to deliver the castle and appurtenances to Robert, 
with the issues thereof from the time of the king's grant to Roald, as appears 
by the rolls of chancery : the king orders the treasurer and barons to compel 
Roald to answer to Robert for the issues aforesaid, and if he be unable to 
do so, to cause due allowance to be made to Robert therefor in the aforesaid 
allowance. 
March 30. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Westminster. Salop, and Stafford. Order not to intermeddle with the priory of Llanthony 
near Gloucester, which is now void, or with anything pertaining thereto, 
and to restore any issues received therefrom to the sub-prior, provided that 
a man be deputed in the king's name for the custody of the priory, with the 
said sub-prior, to stay therein with two horses and two grooms, if he wish, 
intermeddling in nothing with the goods of the house and receiving 
nothing except reasonable estover in victuals by the delivery of the sub-prior 
or of him who supplies his place during the voidance, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator tliat Humphrey de Bohun, sometime earl 
of Hereford and Essex and constable of England, granted and confirmed 
that the sub-prior for the time being should, upon the cession or decease of 
the prior, have the custody of the priory and of all its appurtenances with 

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98 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^324. Membrane 12 — cont. 

a man of the earl's, until the confirmation of a new prior, so that the man 
appointed by the eavl should stay there in the meantime with two horses and 
two grooms, as above, and that the earl granted to the sub-prior and convent 
power to choose a fit person from their church or another person as prior, 
without hindrance of the earl or his heirs, provided that such person should 
be presented to the earl and his heirs as patrons, and that the sub-prior has 
had the custody and administration of all the temporal and spiritual goods 
pertaining to the priory in all voidances since the time of the grant, and has 
disposed thereof at his" will, without the earl or his heirs intermeddling with 
the priory in any way from the time of the making of the charter aforesaid, 
except that they joined a man with tlie sub-prior as aforesaid, and the sub- 
prior and convent continued the said grant in all voidances until Sunday 
the feast of the Annunciation last without any change. 

By pet of C. [2785-6.] 

The like to Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Oxford, Berlis, 
Bedford, and Buckingham. 

The like to Walter de la Puyle, escheator in Ireland. 



Membrane 11. 

April 29. To John de Frelonde, keeper of certain lands in co. Gloucester. Order 
Fulmer. to cause Richard de Blakeneye to have the arrears of 4 quarters of wheat, 
4 quarters of oats, and 2 quarters of beans yearly from the time when the 
lands of Thomas de Berkeleye, son and heir of Robert de Berkeleye, in 
Beleye were taken into the king's hands upon his forfeiture, and to cause 
him to have the same yearly henceforth from the issues of the said lands, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert de Aston and John de 
Hampton that the said Robert de Berkeleye, on Friday before the Nativity 
of St. Mary, in the 4th year of the king's reign, granted the aforesaid corn 
yearly to Richard for life, to be received from his lands in Beleye, and that he 
charged payment thereof upon his said lands, and that Richard, in consider- 
ation of this grant, granted to Robert a messuage and a virgate of land in 
Nethereston in fee, which are worth 26^. 8rf. yearly, and that Richard 
was seised of the corn without change of his estate from the time of the 
making of the said deed until the said lands in Beleye were taken into the 
king's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas de Berkeleye, and that Richard 
never afterwards released the aforesaid corn to anyone, and that the tenements 
in Beleye are held in chief of John de Berkeleye, lord of Burseleye, by 
knight service, and are worth 108s. \0d. yearly, and it appears by the afore- 
said deed exhibited in chancery that the grant was made iii form aforesaid. 

By p.s. 
Afterwards, on 24 May, like order was made to Robert de Aston, keeper, 
etc., in the aforesaid county, and the letter addressed to the aforesaid John 
was restored. 

May 4. To the same. Order to cause Thomas Hathulf to have the arrears of a 

Westminster, quarter of wheat and a quarter of beans and two garments {garniamenta), 
price Qs. 8d., yeai-ly from the time when the said (sic) manor * was taken 
into the king's hands upon the forfeiture of Maurice de Berkeleye, son and 
heir of Thomas de Berkeleye, and to cause him to have the same yearly 
henceforth out of the issues of the manor, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Nicholas de Kyngeston and Robert de Aston that, on Sunday 
after St. Matthias, in the 10th year of tlie king's reign, Thomas, formerly 
lord of Berkeleye, granted to the said Thomas Hathulf for life the aforesaid 
corn and garments, the latter to be of the same cloth as the said Thomas de 
Berkeley was wont to give to poor men, and that he charged the said manor 

* The name of the manor is not given. 



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with payment thereof, and that Thomas Hathulf, in consideration thereof, 
granted to Thomas de Berkeleie a messuage and a moiety of a virgate of 
land in Ettelawe, which are worth 20*. yearly and are in the king's hands 
hy the forfeiture of John son of Maurice de Berkeleye, and that Thomas 
Hathulf was seised of the aforesaid corn and garments from the time of the 
grant without change of his estate until tlie manor was talcen into the king's 
hands by the forfeiture of Maurice de Berkeleye, son and heir of the said 
Thomas de Berkeleye, and that Thomas did not afterwards release the corn 
aud garments, and that the manor is held of the king in chief by knight 
service, and is worth yearly 136/. 14s. 10^(?., and it appears by the aforesaid 
deed exhibited in chancery that the grant was made in form aforesaid. 

By p.s. 

May 4. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain contrariants' lands in co. 

Westminster. Berks. Order to pay to Lucy, late the wife of John de Somery, 2 marks of 
yearly rent, together with the arrears of the same from the time when 
certain lands in Basteldon were taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture 
of John de la Beche, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by Master 
John de Blebury and John de' Brumpton that John de la Beche held certain 
lands in Basteldon, for which he rendered 2 marks yearly to the manor of 
Bradef eld, and that John de Somery was seised of the said rent by the hands 
of Miles de la Putte, and afterwards by the hands of the said John de la 
Beche continuously until the lands were taken into the king's hands by the 
aforesaid forfeiture, and that the manor, together with the aforesaid 2 marks 
of rent was assigned in dower to Lucy, late the wife of the said John de 
Somery, and that the rent has not been paid to her from the time when the 
lands whence it is due were taken into the king's hands. 

May 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 

Westminster, de Kendale, executor of the will of Nicholas de Bosco, in his account at the 
exchequer for the debts due from Nicholas, for 201. paid by the executor to 
Adam de Geldo and Furtinus de Bermeio, in execution of the king's order 
of 13 August, in the 6th year of his reign, to pay them that sum in part 
payment of 651. then due to them from the king for iron bought from them 
for his use. 

May 6. To the same. Order to discharge Hugh de Louthre, late sheriff of 

Westminster. Westmoreland, of all ferms due to the king, which they shall ascertain, by 
inquisitions to be taken in Hugh's presence or by other means, that he was 
unable to levy by reason of the destruction committed by the Scots, as he 
has shewn the king that they charge him with all the ferms due to the king 
in that county although the lands in that county were so wasted by the 
Scots that he could not levy the ferms. 
The like in favour of the following : 

John de Fennewyk, for the time when he was sheriff of Northumber- 
land. 
William Bydel, for the time when he was sheriff of Northumberland 
To the same, ~ - - . ~ - — 

of Northumberland 



Like order in favour of Gilbert de Burghdon, late sheriff 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order not to permit Ed. de Impeton of Gaynesburgh, whom the 
king lately appointed to take into his hands the lands, goods, and chattels 
of John de Moubray in the Isle of Axiholm aud to do other things touching 
the repulse of the contrariants, to be aggrieved or sued (occasionari) before 
them at the king's suit by reason of the goods of the said John or his 
adherents taken by him in the Isle aforesaid in pursuing: the said John or 
his adherents at that time, or for anything that then happened in such 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1324. 



May 14. 

The Tower. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 
pursuit or in the repulse of the contrariants, as the king has ovdaiaed that 
those who were in his service by his order in pursuing the rebels shall not 
be molested at liis or any one's suit for the goods of the rebels taken and 
occupied by them in the said pursuit from 17 October, in the 15th year of 
the king's reign, until 5 April following. 

The like to Lambert de Trikyngham and his fellows, justices to enquire 
concerning the oppressions, damages, and grievances committed by the 
king's bailifEs and ministers on the king's people in co. Lincoln. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Richard 
Dammory, to whom the king, on 1 October, in the 5th year of his reign, 
committed the manor of Selveston, co. Northampton, to hold at ferm during 
the king's will, rendering therefor 18/. yearly to the exchequer, of the issues 
of the aforesaid manor from 25 March, in the seventh year of the reign, 
when the king granted the manor with other manors to Richard de 
Arundell for life for his maintenance in the king's service, as of the value 
of 80/. yearly. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to release Robert Gaz 
from Neugate prison, as Roger de Suthcote, Robert Treyer, and Walter de 
Elledon, of the city of London, and Thomas Doule of Canterbury, of the 
county of Kent, have maiuperned to have him before the king upon due 
summons to answer for certain suspicions and suspected words, for which 
he was imprisoned, and they have also mainperned for his good behaviour 
to the king in work and word. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John 
Biset, to whom the king, on 12 October last, granted the custody of tlie 
manors of Clifton and Perret, co. Dorset, of the yearly value of 21/. Is. 8d., 
and of a third of the manor of Horton, co. Sussex, of the yearly value of 
61. 6s. 2d., which belonged to Philip Maubank, deceased, who held them of 
the heir of John Biset, a minoi' in the king's wardship, which manors were 
in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Philip son of William son 
of the said Philip Maubank, the heir of the said Philip, during the minority 
of Philip's heir, with the marriage of the heir, saving to the king the 
knights' fees and advowsons of churches in the said manors, rendering 
therefor 5il. yearly, of the ferm of the aforesaid third part of the manor of 
Horton from 12 March then next following, when the king ordered William 
de Weston, his escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, and in the 
city of London, not to intermeddle further with the said third part, and to 
restore the issues thereof, because it was found by an inquijsition taken by 
Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that Philip held at 
his death the said manors of Clifton and Perret of the aforesaid lieir by 
knight service, and that he held no lands of the king in chief by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he 
■ held the said third of the manor of Horton of William de Brewes in free 
socage. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to permit Roger le Hunte to 
be molested or aggrieved whilst coming into the realm, staying therein, or 
returning thence, by virtue of any writ directed to them, as the king, on 
10 November last, granted protection for one year to the said Roger, who 
was staying in the king's service in the duchy [of Aquitaine] in the company 
of Ralph Basset of Drayton, seneschal of Gascony, and Roger afterwards' 
came to this realm to the king and other magnates with letters from the 
said Ralph for the king's affairs upon divers occasions, and returned to the 
duchy, and the justices have ordered Roger, now in England on the king's 
service, to be attached by reason of a writ of deceit sued out in chancery 



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1324. Membrane II — cont. 

at the suit of the prior of Coventre and shewn to them, because the action 
that was before tliem between the said prior and Eoger concerning a trespass 
committed upon the prior by Roger remained sine die by virtue of the 
king's protection shewn to them on Eoger's behalf. By K. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the sheriffs of London and the sheriif of 
Warwick. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Anthony 
de Lucy, to whom the king, on 10 March, in the 16th year of his reign, 
committed the lands that belonged to Andrew de Harcla, a late rebel, in 
cos. Cumberland and Westmoreland, of the issues of the manor of King's 
Meburn, co. Westmoreland, from 26 July last, when the king granted to the 
said Anthony, in addition to the lands that he had previously granted to 
him in fee, the said manor and the manor of Grendon, co. Northumberland, 
which belonged to Roger de Clifford, a late rebel, which came to the king 
as escheats, and which the king afterwards gave to Andrew, upon whose 
forfeiture they came to his hands, to have and to hold to the said Anthony 
for life by the same services as Roger held them by, as of the yearly value 
of 100 marks, the said manor of Meburn being in Anthony's custody by 
virtue of the above commission. 



Membrane 10. 

May 13. To John de Nevill, Richard de la Bere, and Peter de la Rokele, justices 

The Tower, to hear and determine certain trespasses committed upon the king at 
Fraunkton, co. Lincoln. Order to supersede entirely the exaction and 
outlawry of Richard de Furneus, parson of Fraunkton church, for not 
appearing before them to answer concerning the said trespasses, and to stay 
all process against him, as he has satisfied the king for the aforesaid 
trespasses. By K. 

To the same, justices to hear and determine certain trespasses committed 
upon Hugh le Despenser, the younger, at Fraunkton, co. Lincoln. Like 
order, the said Richard having sutisfied Hugh. By K. 

May 11. To Master John Wale way n, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, restore the issues received by him when he was escheator from the lands 
that belonged to Roger de Cotecombe, the king having ordered Richard le 
Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and 
Buckingham, not to intermeddle with the said lands and to restore the 
issues thereof, because it was found by an inquisition taken by the said 
Master John that Roger held no lands in chief of the king at his death by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

May 16. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

The Tower, elected in place of Thomas de Musegrave, who has no lands in that county 
to. qualify him for the ofBce. 

May 20. To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices to enquire concerning cer- 

Westmlnster. tain rebels' chattels forfeited to the king in co. Stafford taken and carried 
away by certain persons. Order not to molest Robert de Insula by reason 
of the rebels' goods found at Tuttebury when the king was there, concern- 
ing which he is disquieted before them, as the king committed the custody 
thereof to him. By K. 

May 15. To Henry de Hockele, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Warwick. 

The Tower.^ Order not to intermeddle with the purparty of John de Watevill and 

Dionisia, his wife, daughter and co-heiress of Isabella de Hulles, of 

certain lands in PaJyngton in that county of the inheritance of the said 



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1324, Membrane 10 — cont. 

Dionisia and of Alice, wife of John de Laungele, her sister, and to deliver 
to them the issues of the said purparty from 17 August last, when the king, 
having taken the homage of the said Jolm de Watevill for the said purparty, 
rendered the purparty to them and ordered Master John Walewayn, then 
escheator this side Ti-eut, to make partition of the lands aforesaid into two 
parts in the presence of the said John de Laungele and Alice, if they chose 
to attend, and to cause John de Watevill and Dionisia to have seisin of her 
purparty as esnescy of the inheritance aforesaid, because it was found by 
inquisition taken by the said esoheator that Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
held, on the day of his forfeiture, the said lands in name of wardship, 
and that the lands came to him after the death of the said Isabella, who 
held them of him by knight service, by reason of the minority of the said 
Dionisia and Alice, which lauds afterwards came to the king's hands by the 
earl's forfeiture, and that Dionisia is full age. 

May 19. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

Westminster, granted amongst other things to Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de 
Percy, tenant in chief, that if his mother Eleanor, late the wife of the said 
Henry, to whom the king had granted the custody of the lands whereof her 
husband died seised in co. York during the minority of her said son, should 
die before Henry came of age, Henry should have the custody of the lands 
until he came of age, rendering therefor to the exchequer as much as 
Eleanor was bound to render for the same, and because Eleanor, by reason 
of the destruction wrought in the said lands by the Scotch rebels, rendered 
the lands to the king with the issues thereof from Michaelmas, in the 
13th year of the king's reign, the king granted to Henry, on 27 April, in 
the said year, the custody of the said lands until he came of age, rendering 
therefor to the exchequer 400 marks yearly ; and the king afterwards, 
because he had assigned the ferm that Eleanor used to render for the said 
lands in aid of the maintenance of Edward, earl of Chester, his son, on 
3 June, in the said year, ordered Henry, who had the custody of the lands 
with the issues thereof from the aforesaid Michaelmas, to pay the said ferm 
to the king's son from Michaelmas aforesaid : the king therefore orders 
the treasurer and barons to cause Henry to be discharged of the issues of 
the said lands from Michaelmas aforesaid and of the 400 marks yearly thus 
assigned to the king's son. 

To the same. Whereas the king, on 3 March, in the 4th year of his 
reign, granted to Henry de Percy, deceased, that be should have during the 
king's pleasure the custody of the wapentake of Staynclif, rendering therefor 
40 marks yearly to the exchequer, and it is now shewn to the king on 
behalf of Henry de Percy, son and heir of the aforesaid Henry, that 
although Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, held the said custody on the afore- 
said 3 March, and from then until his forfeiture, and received the issues 
thereof in full, so that Henry, father of the said Henry, did not and could 
not receive anything therefrom, and the custody has been in the king's 
hands from the time of the forfeiture until now, as the said Henry son of 
Henry is prepared to verify, the said 40 marks yearly for the custody are 
exacted by summons of the exchequer from his lands from the said 3 March, 
as if Henry his father had had the custody, and the said Henry son of 
Henry is distrained in this behalf: the king orders the treasurer and barons 
to supersede the demand made in this behalf, and to cause Henry to be 
discharged thereof before them, if they ascertain by inquisition or in 
other lawful manner that the earl had the custody on the said 3 March and 
from then until his forfeiture, and that it has been in the king's hands since 
that time. 

May 18. To the same. Whereas the king, on 13 November, in the 12th year of 

The Tower, his reign, granted to Henry de Percy, son and heir of Heury de Percy, 



May 16. 

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tenant in chief, then a minor in his wardship, the custody of the castle and 
manor of Alnewyk, which ^belonged to Henry's father at his death, during 
Henry's minority, with all things pertaining thereto, without rendering 
anything to the king therefor; for the defence of the castle against the 
Scotch rebels, and committed to Henry the custody of all his father's lands 
in all the counties of England except Yorkshire during his minority, 
rendering therefor to the exchequer as much as those who then had the 
custody thereof rendered to the king for the same; and afterwards, on 
26 May, in the aforesaid year, the king, because he had granted in aid of 
the maintenance of Edward, earl of Chester, the ferm that W. archbishop 
of Canterbury was bound to render for the manor of Payteworth, co. Essex, 
which belonged to Henry, father of the said Henry, and which the arch- 
bishop then had of the king's commission, ordered the said Henry to be 
intendent and respondent to the said Edward for his ferm of the said manor 
from 13 November then last past, upon which day the king committed to 
Henry the custody of the manor until Henry came of age, rendering to tlie 
exchequer as much as the said archbishop rendered yearly : the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and barons to cause Henry to be discharged 
and acquitted of the issues of the said castle and manor of Alnewyk from 
13 November aforesaid, and to cause the archbishop to be discharged 
of the ferm that he was bound to render for the aforesaid manor before the 
aforesaid day, and to cause Henry to be discharged of the same after that 
day. 

May 16. To the same. Order to cause the aforesaid Henry, son of Henry de 

The Tower. Percy, to be acquitted of the issues and ferms of the lands that his father 

held in chief at his death fiom 26 December, in the 15th year of the kiiig's 

reign, when the king took his homage and rendered the said lands to him, 

although he had not then proved his age. 



May 13. 
The Tower. 



May 11. 
The Tower. 



May 15. 
The Tower. 



May 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9. 

To the mayor, bailiffs and men of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order to expend 
up to 100^. out of the ferm of that town, by the view and testimony of 
Richard de Emeldon, in the construction and repair of the walls about the 
said town in Pampedene. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 
Alesia, late the wife of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, to have the corn, 
hay, and grass growing or being in the manors of Colham, Eggeswere, 
Everle, and Colyughourn, from 10 July, in the 16th year of the king's 
reign, when the king granted to her the corn, etc., in the said manors, 
which had been taken into the king's hands upon the death of the said 
Thomas, and which the king afterwards rendered to her, and to discharge 
Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain lands then in the king's hands in 
cos. Middlesex and Wilts, and the other keepers, bailiffs, and reeves of 
the manors aforesaid of the corn, hay, and grass aforesaid and of the 
costs about sowing of the corn and mowing of the hay aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas de Hale, who cannot attend to the duties 
of the office as he does not reside in that county. 

To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Whereas lately at the prosecution of 
Isolda, late the wife of Gilbert Pecche, tenant in chief, suggesting that 
Stephen, brother of Thomas de la Ohaumbre, knight, granted by charter to 



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May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 
the said Gilbert the manor of Peselyngworth, co. Suffolk, and that by the 
taking of an assize of novel disseisin arramed by William de Hemenhale 
and Isabella his wife before John de Mutford and his fellows, justices to 
take assizes in that county, against Stephen de la Chaumbre, Gilbert 
his brother, and others named in the original writ concerning the said 
manor, prejudice might be done to the king {vohis), because the said 
Gilbert, heir of the aforesaid Gilbert, is a minor in the king's wardship and 
the custody of the manor ought therefore to pertain to the king during 
his minority, and peril of disinheritance might fa'l upon the said Gilbert 
son of Gilbert, the king ordered the said justices to view the charter afore- 
said and to attempt nothing in this matter that might be to the king's 
prejudice or the heir's peril; and the king afterwards, upon learning from 
the complaint of the said William and Isabella that although the said 
Gilbert son of Gilbert, as principal disseisor, had with others named in the 
aforesaid writ disseised them of the said manor, and was seised thereof 
with his father and after his father's death by that disseisin and not other- 
wise, as they were prepared to prove, nevertheless the said justices deferred 
proceeding to the taking of the assize by virtue of the said mandate, 
ordered the said justices that, if it appeared to them that the said Gilbert 
son of Gilbert had, together with others named in the writ, disseised 
^Villiam and Isabella of the aforesaid manor, and was seised thereof by 
that disseisin and not otherwise, they should take the aforesaid assize not- 
withstanding the aforesaid order, provided that they did not proceed to 
render judgment without consulting the king; and afterwards, because it 
appeared by the tenor of the record and process of the aforesaid assize thus 
taken by the said justices, which the king caused to come before him in 
chancery, that the aforesaid Stephen, Gilbert son of Gilbert, Simon Pecche, 
clerk, John son of Adam Noriold, William Hok, William de Hemstede, 
and Kichard Mone, together with the said Gilbert Pecche, deceased, 
disseised the aforesaid William de Hemenhale and Isabella of the aforesaid 
manor, appropriating the free tenement of the manor to Stephen, and that 
Stephen was seised thereof by that disseisin for two days, and forthwith 
enfeoffed the aforesaid Gilbert Pecche and Gilbert his son thereof, which 
Gilbert the son continued his estate therein throughout his father's life and 
afterwards, and was seised thereof in form aforesaid, the king, having 
inspected the tenor and record of the process aforesaid, being unwilling 
(volentes) further to defer justice to the said William and Isabella, ordered 
the justices aforesaid to proceed to render judgment notwithstanding any 
order to the contrary ; and the king now learns from the said William and 
Isabella that, although the justices proceeded to render judgment, they have 
not obtained seisin of the aforesaid manor according to the judgment 
because the manor was taken into the king's hands after the death of the 
aforesaid Gilbert Pecche, the elder, in name of wardship by reason of the 
minority of the said Gilbert his son, and it is still in the king's hands, and 
they have prayed the king for remedy : as it appears by the record and 
process of the whole matter, which the king caused to come before him in 
chancery ,_ that judgment is rendered in this behalf, and that it is considered 
that William and Isabella shall recover their seisin thereof by the view of 
the recognitors, and their damages, which are taxed by the same at 220/., 
the king orders the escheator not to intermeddle further with the said 
manor. 

To Richard de Musele, constable of Sandale and Conynggesburgh castles. 
Order to expend up to 40 marks in repairing the walls and towers of the 
castles. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
levied for the king's use the sums contained in certain recognisances made 



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May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 
Westminster. 



May 15. 

The Tower. 



May 26. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

before the king and before the justices of the Bench to certain rebels and 
their adherents, the tenor of which recognisances the king sends them here- 
with sub pede sigilU. By K. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order not to permit Nicholas Trymenel to be aggrieved by reason 
of the rebels' goods that lie took and occupied whilst in the king's company, 
as the king has granted that those who were in his company to prosecute 
the rebels shall not be aggrieved at his suit or the suit of any other for the 
goods of the rebels and their adherents taken and occupied between 

17 October, in the 15th year of the king's reign, and 5 April following. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to release Gregory de Compton, 
who is imprisoned in Winchester castle for adhering to Henry le Tyei?, a 
late rebel, and to other rebels, and to deliver him to William de Aylemere, 
king's clerk, who has mainperned to have him before'the king upon reason- 
able summons. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

18 December, in the 5th year of his reign, committed to Henry de Percy, 
deceased, the custody of the castle of Bamburgh with the king's truncage 
there and a rent in the town of Wernemuth, during pleasure, rendering 
therefor 1 10/. yearly to the exchequer, and although afterwards, on 28 May, 
in the aforesaid year, the king committed the castle to John de Esshlyngton 
during pleasure, and ordered Isabella de Bello Motite to dehver to him by 
indenture the said castle with the arms, victuals, and other things of (he 
king's therein, as appears hj the rolls of cliancery, whereby it is not presumed 
that Henry had the custody of the castle by virtue of the aforesaid com- 
mission, the treasurer and barons nevertheless exact 890/. (ijc) from Henry 
de Percy, son and heir of the aforesaid Henry, for the ferm of the castle 
for the 5th, 6th, and 7th years of the king's reign as if his father had had 
the custody, whereas he had not and did not intermeddle therewith in any 
wise : the king orders the treasurer and barons that, if they find by in- 
quisition or by other means that Henry the father did not have the custody 
of the castle, and did not intermeddle therewith, to cause the demand made 
upon Henry the son to be superseded, and to cause him to be discharged 
thereof before them. 

To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the wood of Whynfel. Order to deliver 
to the sherifi of Westmoreland and the keeper of the king's [castle] of 
Appelby six leafless oaks from that wood fit for timber, for the repair of the 
houses of the said castle and of the mills of the same. 

To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause victuals to be bought 
and purveyed up to the value of 10/. for the munition of the said castle, 
and to cause them to be kept in the same castle, and to cause them 
to be changed as often as necessary, so that they may be found ready and 
fresh {recencia) when they shall be required. The sheriff is ordered to 
expend 100*. in repairing the castle and the mills of the same, by the 
view and testimony of Henry de Warthecop. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John de Tycheburn, late sheriff of Wilts, for 360/. received 
in the king's chamber on 7 May, in the 15th year of the reign, by the 
hands of Thomas de Useflet, and for 139/. 2s. 5|A received from him on 
1 July following of the issues of the rebels' lands in his custody, as appears 
by two letters patent sealed with the king's privy seal. 

To John de Frylond, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Gloucester. Order to deliver to Desiderata de Gosynton, late the wife of 



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Roger de Gosynton, a third of a rent of IZs. 6\d. m Gosynton and Cromhale, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower, as he learns by inquisition taken 
by Robert de Aston and John de Hampton that the said Roger enfeoffed 
Thomas de Berkeleye, the elder, of 4/. 3«. lO^rf. of rent in Gosynton and 
Cromhalp, and that at the time of the feoffment Desiderata was his wife, 
so that she ought to have dower of the rent, and that she did not afterwards 
release her dower to the said Thomas in his lifetime or to Maurice de 
Berkele, his son and heir, or to any other, and that 73.S. Q\d. of the afore- 
said rent came to the king's hands by Maurice's forfeiture. 

May 27. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and 

Westminster. Dorset. Order to restore to John de Blakeston, of co. Devon, his lands, 
together with the issues received therefrom since they were taken into the 
king's hands, the escheator having taken them into the king's hands 
because the custody of his body and lands ought to pertain to the king by 
reason of his idiocy, as the king ordered the sheriff of Devon to cause 
John's body to come before the king in chancery on the morrow of the 
Ascension, and the said John, being examined personally before the king 
in chancery, is found by the king to be of sound mind and not an idiot. 

May 26. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Joan, wife of Roger de Mortuo 

We.<!tminster. Mari, the younger, who is staying in the castle of Skipton-in-Craven, to have 

13«. 4.d. weekly from Midsummer next for the maintenance of herself and 

her household and 10 marks yearly for all other necessaries of herself and 

household, until further orders. By bill of the treasurer. 



To John de Rythre, constable of the said castle, 
payment of the said wages and stipends. 



Order [to intend] the 
By the said bill. 



May 26. 
Westminster. 



May 26. 
Westminster. 



May 22. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 8. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to Master Robert de 
Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, the chancellor, the cloth, jewels, goods 
and chattels lately found in the possession of William le Waleys, wherewith 
he was taken and imprisoned in l^eugate prison, where he now lies, because 
he was suspected of evil, which goods he acknowledged belonged to the 
chancellor. By K. 

To Henry de Cobeham, constable of Rochester castle. Order to cause 
John de Staunford, canon of Alnewyk, to be released from prison in that 
castle, to which he was committed by the king's order for certain causes. 

By K. 

To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Thomas de Ponynges and Agnes his wife, youngest daughter and 
co-heiress of Joan de Rokesle, a moiety of the issues of a third part of the 
manor of Westwode and the issues of 24 acres of land there, the king 
having, amongst other things that he caused to be done by the said 
escheator concerning the lands of the said Joan, ordered the escheator to 
deliver to Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and co- 
heiress of the said Joan, the issues of the aforesaid manor, which had been 
taken into the king's hands by the escheator by reason of Joan's death, and 
the king having afterwards, at the suit of the said Thomas and Agnes, 
suggesting that a third of the said manor and 24 acres of land there in 
addition had been previously assigned to them in Agnes's purparty, and 
that the issues thereof ought to remain to them, given to Walter and Joan 
a day now past to appear in chancery to shew cause why a moiety of the issues 
of the third part and the issues of the 24 acres shouid not be delivered to 



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Thomas and Agnes, and the said Walter in person and the said Joan by John 
de Shaldef[ord], her attorney, appeared before the king in chancery on the 
said day, and acknowledged that a moiety of the issues of the said third 
part and the issues of the said 24 acres ought to pertain to Thomas and 
Agnes, and granted that they should be delivered to them. 

May 26. To Anthony de Lucy, constable of Carlisle castle. Order to pay to the 

Westminster, watchman of the castle the arrears of his wages and stipends from the time 
of the constable's appointment, and to pay him the same henceforth. 

May 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 

Westminster, on 30 June, in the 28th year of his reign, granted to William de 
Mulecastre, deceased, the manor of Boulton-in-Allerdale, co. Cumberland, 
which belonged to Geoffrey de Moubray of Scotland, deceased, which was 
in the late king's hands as escheat by reason of Greoffrey's rebellion, to 
have to the said William for life, saving to the king the knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, ward.s, reliefs, escheats and dowers, rendering 
therefor yearly 40/. to the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of 
Cumberland, and the late king, on 26 December in the same year, granted 
the said ferm to John de Sancto Johanne, deceased, for life amongst 
1,000 marks jearly of lands, ferms, and rents that he granted to the said 
John because he could not have seisin of 1,000 marks of land in Galloway 
{Galwithia), which the king had granted to him for his good service, and 
hereupon the said king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to 
cause the ferm to be delivered to John, as appears by the late king's rolls 
of chancery : the king orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the said 
writ, and to discharge the heirs and executors of the said William of the 
aforesaid 40/. yearly from the said 26 December until the day of John's 
death, provided that answer be made to the king therefor from the day of 
the said John's death. 

May 28. To Richard de Wyngefeld, fermor of the manor of Badyngham. Order 

Westminster, to pay to William le Noreys, out of the ferm of the manor, the arrears of 12d. 
weekly for his wages and a robe yearly, price one mark, or one mark at his 
option, for the time that Richard has had the custody of the manor, and to 
pay him the same henceforth so long as Richard has the custody of the 
manor, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Bloumvill, 
escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and 
Hertford, that William de Bovill, knight, granted to the aforesaid 
William for life the custody of his park of Badyngham and of his warrens 
of that town and of Dynyeton, Burndissh, and Tatington, co. Suffolk, 
receiving therefor from the manor the said wages and robe, and that 
William le Norevs was seised of the same from the time of the gift 
throughout the life of the said William de Bovill and after his decease, 
when the manor was in the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
Margaret, daughter of John de Bovill, kinsman and heiress of the said 
William, during all the time of Richard de Rodeneye and of Master John 
Walewayn, late escheators this side Trent, until the manor was demised at 
ferm to the said Richard de Wyngefeld, and it appears by the deed of gift, 
which William le Noreys has exhibited before the king in chancery, that 
he ought to have such wages and robes from the manor for life. 

May 26. To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause brother Roger Utlagh, 

Westminster, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland, the king's chief 
justice, and other subjects previously deputed, or others to be deputed by 
the chancellor if necessary, to go on eyre to hear pleas in county Meath, as 
the king is given to understand that certain of the pleas summoned before 
his justices lately in eyre in that county are not yet determined. By K. 
Vacated, because otherwise below. 



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May 15. 
The Tower. 



1324. Membrane 8 — cont. 

May 24. To Eobert de Hungreiord, keeper of certain forfeited lands in the city of 

Westminster. London. Order to deliver to Kicliclas de Clare, knight, all his lands in the 
said keeper's custody, which were taken into the king's hands for his 
adherence to the rebels, as he has made fine with the king in lOOZ. for 
saving his life and lands; provided that if the lands are demised at ferni, 
Nicholas shall satisfy the ferniors for their expenses about the same. 

ByK. 
The like to John GifEard, keeper of certain foi-feited lands in the marches 
of Wales. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
18 December, in the 5th year of his reign, committed to Henry de Percy, 
deceased, the custody of the castle of Bauniburgh with the king's truncage 
there and a rent in the town of Warnemuth, during pleasure, rendering 
therefor 110/. yearly to the exchequer, and afterwards, on 28 May, in the 
aforesaid year, ordered Isabella de Hello Monte to deliver to him by indenture 
the said castle with the arms, victuals, and other things of the king's therein, 
the king by other letters patent committed to John de Esshlingtoc the castle 
and appurtenances during pleasure, and ordered Isabella to deliver the same 
to him in form aforesaid, as appears by the rolls of chancery, whereby it is 
not presumed that Henry had the custody of the castle by virtue of the 
aforesaid commission ; the treasurer and barons nevertheless exact 890^. {sic) 
from Henry de Percy, son and heir of the aforesaid Henry, for the ferm of 
the castle for the 5th, 6th, and 7th years of the king's reign as if his father 
had had the custody, whereas he bad not and did not intermeddle therewith 
in any wise : the king orders the treasurer and barons that, if they find by 
inquisition or by other means that Henry the father did not have the custody 
of the castle, and did not intermeddle therewith, to cause the demand made 
upon Henry the son to be superseded, and to cause him to be discharged 
thereof before them. 

May 26. To brother Koger Utlagh, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Westminster, in Ireland, chancellor of Ireland. Order to be chief-justice in eyre in county 
Meatli in place of A. archbishop of Dublin, the late chief justice, and to 
make eyre in that county with others previously deputed for this purpose, or 
to be deijuted by him, as the king is given to understand that certain of the 
pleas summoned before the justices lately in eyre in that county are not yet 
determined. By K. 

April 15. To Alan de Cubeldyk, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
Westminster. Lincoln. Whereas, upon its being found by certificate of the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer that John de Whytynton, clerk, ought to receive 
for life in the manor of Wylghton, co. Lincoln, which belonged to the 
Templars, and which was then in the king's hands for certain reasons, 
Zd. daily for his food and 20*. for his robe at Christmas and 20s. yearly for 
his other necessaries, and 2d. daily for the food of his groom and 5«. yearly 
for other necessaries of the groom, for 16 acres of land in Thevelby, a 
messuage and three acres of land in Methiug[by], which he gave to the 
said manor, and that he ought to give to the manor at his death 20s., the 
king ordered the keeper of the manor to pay to the said John the wages and 
stipends aforesaid, and the arrears of the same from the time of the keeper's 
appointment ; and afterwards, because the manor came to the hands of John 
de Moubray, a late rebel, for certain causes, who satisfied the said John de 
Whytinton for the aforesaid wages and stipends for the time that he held 
the manor until the manor came to the king's hands as escheat by reason of 
the rebellion of the said John de Moubray, the said John de Whytinton 
prayed the king to cause such wages and stipends to be paid to him from 
the time when the manor came to the king's hands, iind the king thereupon 
appointed the eaid Alan, Peter de Ludington, and John de Crossholm, the 



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younger, to make inquisition concerning the same, and it is found by their 
inquisition that the said John de Whytinton gave 16 acres of land in 
Thevelby and a messuage and 3 acres of land in Methyngby to the said 
house of Wylghton, in order to have maintenance in that house for himself 
and a groom, and he preferred a charter under the name of William de la 
More, sometime master of the order of the Temple ia England, which 
testiiied that the master, with the common counsel and assent of his chapter 
celebrated at Dynuesley in the feast of St. Barnabas, 1304, granted to the 
aforesaid John, for his good service and for the tenements aforesaid, his 
food in their liouse at Wylghton at the table of the brethren of the house, 
a suitable clerk's robe at Christmas, price 20.?., yearly for life, and 20*. for 
his other necessaries from the preceptor's purse or from him who supplies 
his place there, and food for the said John's groom at the squire's table and 
5s. for the groom's necessaries, and it was found by the inquisition that John 
was always seised of the aforesaid maintenance for himself and groom from 
the time of the said grant, as well during the time of the order aforesaid as 
when the manor was in the king's hands upon the annulling of the order and 
during the time when the said John de Moubray occupied it, without change 
of his estate in any wise, and that he continued his seisin thereof, wherefore 
he has prayed the king to cause the wages and stipends to be paid to him 
from the time when the manor thus came to the king's hands: the king 
therefore orders the said Alan to pay to John the wages and stipends afore- 
said out of the issues of the manor, and their arrears from the time when the 
manor thus came to the king's hands. 

June 6. To Thomas de Burgh, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Christiana, 

Westminster, late the wife of Ingelram de Gynes, to have seisin of the lands that she held 
jointly with her husband on the day of his death of her inheritance, and 
to deliver to her the issues thereof, as the king has taken her homage for the 
said lands. By p.s. 

The like to John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, 
Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster. 



Membrane 7. 

May 27. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage, a carncate, and 2^ virgates of land, 9 acres of meadow, and 4i. 
of rent in (xodyngdon, co. Oxford, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king, at the suit of Simon de la Borde, nephew and heir of G-uy Ferre, 
suggesting that the late king granted the manor of Godyngdon to Guy, and 
that Guy afterwards acquired the aforesaid tenements from Godfrey son of 
Peter arid Joan his wife by fine levied before the late king's justices of the 
Bench in the 9th year of his reign, and that Master John Walewayn, late 
escheator this side Trent, after the death of Guy, who died without an heir 
of his body, took the manor and the aforesaid teuements into the king's 
hands, as if the reversion of the tenements pertained, like that of the manor, 
to the king, ordered the aforesaid Eichard to make inquisition concerning 
the above, and it is found by such inquisilion that the tenements aforesaid 
were not iu the late king's "seisin when he granted the manor to Guy, and 
were not delivered to Guy with the manor, but that Guy, after he had 
obtained seisin of the manor, acquired the tenements from the aforesaid 
Godfrey and Joan in the 9th year of the late king's reign by fine levied 
before Thomas de Weylond and his fellows, then justices of the Bench, and 
that the tenements were taken into the present king's hands on 1 April, in the 
16th year of his reign, by John de Bury, then sub-escheator of the said John 



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1324. Membrane 1—eont. 

"Walewayn in co. Oxford, by reason of Guy's death, who held the manor of 
the king and died seised thereof, and that the tenements are held of the fee 
of the earl of Lincoln by the service of the twelfth of a knight's fee, and are 
worth in all issues 4Z. 6s. 8rf.,and it appears by part of the fine shewn before 
the king in chancery that Guy acquired the tenements in form aforesaid. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. "Whereas at the prosecution of Eoger Morteyn and Isabella his wife, 
suggesting, by their petition before the king and his council, that William 
Tochet feoffed them of 2 messuages, 4 tofts, 12 bovates of land, and 6 marks 
of rent in Appelby, co. Lincoln, to them and the heirs of Isabella's body, 
and they afterwards demised the tenements aforesaid to the prior and 
convent of Thornholm for ten years, and William, asserting that they 
had alienated the tenements to the prior and convent and that the prior and 
convent had entered them contrary to the statute of mortmain, seised the 
tenements into his hands, whereupon the prior and convent ejected him from 
the said tenements, and that William afterwards, in the late king's time, 
arramed an assize of novel disseisin against the prior concerning the 
tenements before William de Mortuo Mari and Eoger de Bella Fago, then 
justices appointed by the late king, and although it was found by the recog- 
nition of the assize taken before the said justices that the tenements were 
granted to Roger and Isabella in fee tail, and were afterwaids demised by 
them to the prior and convent for the term of twelve (s2e) years, a certain 
escheator of the late king's took the tenements into his hands because it was 
found by the said recognition that Roger and Isabella, after the demise thus 
niiide to them, made a charter of feoffment of the tenements to the said prior 
and convent, which was delivered to Thomas de Nevill to be kept in equal 
hand nuder certain conditions, and that the tenements are still in the king's 
hands, the king ordered the record and process of the aforesaid assize to 
come before him in chancery and caused enquiry to be made concerning the 
whole matter ; whereupon Roger and Isabella have prayed the king for 
a remedy : the king, wishing to do what is just, sends the record and 
process of the said assize and the aforesaid inquisition and petition to the 
said Geoffrey and his fellows sub pedc sigilli, and orders them to inspect 
and examine the same, and to call before them the aforesaid prior and others, 
and to hear the reasons of Roger and Isabella and of the prior and of others, 
and to cause due and speedy justice to be done to Roger and Isabella in this 
matter. 

May 20. To Geoffrey de Villers, receiver of the issues of certain lands forfeited 

Westminster, to the king in co. Bedford. Order to deliver to the heir of William de 
Keynes of Faldho the issues of William's lands from 14 May, in the 15th 
year of the king's reign, when the king pardoned William the suit of his 
peace and what pertained to him for adhering to Thomas and Humphrey, 
late earls of Lancaster and Hereford, and to other rebels, and restored to 
him his lauds, which were taken into the king's hands for this reason, and 
after his death the king ordered his lands, thus taken into his hands, to be 
delivered to his heirs, with the issues thereof from the said 14 May. 

May 27. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Devery, 

Westminster, whom the king is sending to prepare and hasten certain ships in cos. 
Southampton, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall for the king's service 
to Gascony, 100s. towards his expenses in this matter ; provided that he 
account before them for that sum on his return, and that he satisfy the king 
for any surplus after allowance have been made to him for his daily 
expenses. By bill of the treasurer. 

May 30. To Jihn Everard, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and 

Westminster. Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Alan de 



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May 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

ChastlUun, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that he held no lands in chief of the 
king at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king learns 
by inquisition taken by Roger Beler and John de Lungevill that John 
Giffard of Brymmesfeld, Edward de Norton, and Eobert de Coventr[eia], 
receiver of the aforesaid John, at the time when Humphrey de Bassinghurn, 
late sheriff of Northampton, took the manor of Navesby, which belonged 
to the said John, into the king's hands, with other rebels in their progress 
to the north, took by armed force from Q-eofFrey Martyn, then reeve of 
the said John, 14/. and had their will thereof, which sum the reeve had 
received of the issues of the manor, and that the money did not afterwards 
come to the hands of the said Humphrey, and that Humphrey de Bohun, 
late earl of Hereford and Essex, and the said John with other rebels in 
their said progress came with armed force to the aforesaid manor when 
Humphrey de Bassinghurn was sheriff of the aforesaid county, and took 
and carried away with them divers goods and chattels to the value of 
45Z. 10.J. 8(/., to wit 26 oxen, price 10*. each, 4 horses, price Ss. each, eight 
plough-horses {affros), price 3s. 4:d. each, 2 bulls, price 20s., 234 sheep, 
price 2s. each, 34 swine, price 3«. each, and a boar, price 2s., and that 
Humphrey de Bassinghurn could not resist the said rebels at that time, and 
that he did not receive 50s. from any creditors of the said John for sheep 
sold at Navesby, and that the aforesaid money did not come to his use ; the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause Humphrey de 
Bassinghurn to have allowance in his account for the aforesaid 14A, 
45/. lOs. Hd; and for the said 50s. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to seise into the king's hands all the 
lands, demesnes, fees, churches, advowsons, and liberties in his bailiwick 
that belonged to the Templars at the time of the adnuUation of that order, 
and to deliver them, after seisin has been had in the king's name, to the 
prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, in 
accordance with the ordinance in the parliament at Westminster [as in 
order of 26 3Iarch, page 91 above]. The king wills that all the moveable 
goods in the said lands shall remain to their owners, and that satisfaction 
shall be made by the Hospitallers for the value of the corn growing in the 
said lands, or tliat the owners of the com may carry the same away and 
make their profit thereof when the time comes ; provided that the seisin 
of the king or of the Hospitallers shall not be retarded by reason of the 
corn and goods aforesaid. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to Edward, earl of Chester, Edmund, earl 
of Arundel, justice of Wales, and the bishop of Durham. 

May 25. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of John de Apperdele, who is incapacitated by illness and 
infirmity. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6. 

June 4. To John Everard, keeper of certain forfeited lands in cos. Devon and 

Westminster. Cornwall. Order to expend up to 10/. in repairing the houses in the lands 

of Henry Tyeys, a late rebel, in co. Cornwall, by the view and testimony of 

Eichard de Prate. By C. 

May 31. Te Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
Westminster, king. Order to call before them Richard, brother of Reginald son of 



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1324. Membrane 6 — cont, 

Henry de Bokland, to whom the king lately ordered William de Poleye, 
late keeper of forfeited lands in co. Hertford, to deliver the manor of 
Bokland [as at page 53 above"], and to hear ihe said Richard's reasons, 
and to cause justice to be done to the king and to hirn concerning the 
aforesaid manor, as the king has found amongst the muniments that 
belonged to Bartholomew de Badelesmere a deed of quit-claim whereby the 
said Eichard, on Sunday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
, in the 13th year of the king's reign, released his right in the aforesaid 
manor to Bartholomew, and bound himself and his heirs to warrant it to 
Bartholomew and his heirs, for which reason the manor ouglu to pertain 
to the king by Bartholomew's forfeiture. 

Vacated, because they ivere not sealed. 

June 8. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Gregory de Thornton, who has no lands in fee in that 
county. [Pari. TFrits.] 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 

Westminster, of the county of Northumberland to have respite for one year for all debts 
exacted from them by summons of the exchequer or otherwise for the 
king's use, except the debts due from them for victuals bought from the 
king, as the king has granted thera such respite in consideration of the 
damages sustained by them from the Scots. By K. 

June 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Bernard de Maleu, 

Westminster, attorney of Arnald Guillelmi de Malewe, 100/. without delay, the king 
having granted that sum to Arnald in alleviation of the damages suffered 
by him in the loss of horses, etc., in the king's service in the duchy [of 
Aquitaiiie] and of his expenses in the same service, in which he was 
maimed, as the seneschal of Gascony has testified by his letters, which the 
treasurer and chamberlains are to receive from the said attorney. By K. 

June 10. To John de Rythre, constable of the castle of Skypton-iu-Craven. 

Westminster. Order not to distrain John le Flemyng for homage for the knight's fee in 

Wath, CO. York, of the yearly value of 371. 6s. 8d., held by him, which the 

king, on 1 April, in the 8th year of his reign, assigned as dower to Matilda, 

late the wife of Robert de Clyfford, tenant in chief 

To Robert de Umframvill, earl of Anegos, Roger Heyron, Gilbert de 
Bornden, and Eichard de Emeldon. Order not to receive to the king's 
peace any men of co. Northumberland and the bishopric of Durham who 
had lands and adhered to the Scotch rebels, as it is not the king's intention 
that such men shall be received to his peace by virtue of their appointment 
to receive to the king's peace men of those parts who adhered to the Scots 
by reason of poverty and other necessity. [Fcedera.'] 

June 12. To William de Gosefeld. Order not to inlermeddle further without 

Westminster, special order with the assizes of novel disseisin in divers counties and 
other things, for which the king lately appointed him justice with others. 

To Robert de Barton, late keeper of the works of the castle and town of 
Carlisle. Order to deliver by indenture to Anthony de Lucy, constable of 
the said castle, all the king's implements in Robert's possession fit for the 
said works, the king having ordained that the walls, hou.ses, towers, and 
other things in the castle shall be repaired by the ordinance of the 
constable and by the view and testimony of Robert de Chisenhale, king's 
clerk, and that the walls of the town shall be repaired by the kino-'s ordi- 
nance intimated to the constable by the treasurer. By bill of the treasurer. 

May 26. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 



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May 28. 
Westminster. 

June 12. 
Westminster. 



June G. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 
Westminster. 



June 14. 
Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 

8129d. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 
the lands of Robert de Berewyk, and to restore the issues thereof, as it is 
found by inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late esoheator this 
side Trent, that Robert held no lands in chief at his death by i-eason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the said Master John "Walewayn. Order to restore the issues 
received by him from the aforesaid lands. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause the men of Scotland 
arrested by John de Glenton, keeper of the water of Sulewath, by virtue 
of the king's commission to keep that water, who are in the king's prison 
in the sheriff's custody, and such men as shall be liereafter arrested 
and delivered to him by the said John to be brought before the keepers of 
the truce between the king and the men of Scotland in those parts, when 
summoned by the keepers, at their days of the march, there to receive 
what ought to be done according to the form of the truce, the king having 
ordered the keepers to cause the said men to be delivered from pris(m if 
they ought to be released by virtue of the truce, and to remit them to 
prison under the sheriff's custody until further orders if they ought not to 
be delivered. By K. 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Soutliam[)ton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of the monastery of Burnham by reason of the pre.'^ent vcidance, 
otherwise than lias been usual heretofore, and to restore the issues thereof, 
as Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, by his deed, which the late king con- 
firmed by letters patent, which the king has inspected, granted to tlie nuns 
of the said house that upon each voidance of the office of abbot {sic) of that 
house, they should have power to choose an abbess without licence from 
the earl or his heirs, so that the earl or his ministers should not have 
ingress into the monastery or into any of the lands pertaining thereto, and 
should not intermeddle with the same, and the nuns have now shewn the 
king that although they have had the custody of all the lands pertaining to 
the monastery upon each voidance since the time of the grant aforesaid, 
the escheator has taken the lands into the king's hands by reason of the 
present voidance. 

To John de Bousser and John de Cantebrig. Order not to permit 
William de Grosefeld, whom the king appointed to take with them all 
assizes, juries, and certificates to be taken before all his justices in cos. 
Esfex, Hertford, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, to intermeddle in any way 
with the said assizes, juries, and certificates or with anything pertaining to 
the king, as the king has caused him to be amoved from the said office for 
certain reasons. Cy K. 

To Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of AVales. Order to cause one 
hundred or two hundred footmen, according to his discretion, to be chosen 
in South Wales and West Wales, and to cause them to be armed suitably, 
and to cause them to be taken to Plimmuth by some one in whom he can 
trust, so that they be there in the quinzaiue of Midsummer next at the 
latest, to set out for the duchy [of Aquitaine] in the king's service. The 
king has ordered the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn to pay them the usual 
wages from the day when they set out for Plimmuth until they arrive 
there. By K. 

{Pari. Writs.] 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to take 
proof of the age of William de Hampton, son and heir of Richard de 

H 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Hampton, tenant by knight service of the heir of Richard, late earl of 
Arundel, lately a minor in the late king's wardship, at a day and place to be 
appointed by the escheator, as William says that he is of full age and prays 
for livery of his lands, wherefore the king wills that he shall prove his age 
before the escheator, he having been born at Hampton, co. Salop, and 
baptized in the church of Ellesmere in the marches aforesaid. 
Vacated, because they were not sealed. 



Membrane 5. 

June 13. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Westminster. Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to cause 
the aforesaid William to have seisin of the lands that his father held as 
above, as he has proved his age before the escheator. 

June 12. To Walter le Gras, keeper of the land of Werthrynneon. Order to 

Westminster, allow the men of the community of that land to have respite for the amerce- 
ments inflicted upon them before the keeper for chasing, during the late 
disturbance in the realm, in the king's free chace in that land, after it came 
to the king's hands by the forfeiture of Roger de Mortuo Mari of 
Wyggemor, late lord of that land, and for taking away deer, the king 
having granted that they shall have respite for the above amercements upon 
their good behaviour during his pleasure. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

June 12. To Ranulph de Dacre, John de Haryngton, and Adam de Skelton, 

Westminster, keepers in the parts of Carlisle of the truce between him and the men of 
Scotland. Order to cause the men of Scotland arrested by John de Glenton, 
keeper of the water of Sulewath, to come before them as often as need be, 
and to cause them to be released, if they ought to be released according to 
the truce, or to remit them to prison under the custody of the sheriff of 
Cumberland if they ought to be detained in prison, certifying the king of 
the names of those thus remitted to prison and of the cause of their arrest. 

ByK. 

June 12. To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to John de Clarun, knight, the issues of the manor of Rothyng 
Aythorp, co. Essex, the king having, on 12 July last, ordered the escheator 
not to intermeddle further with the said manor, because it was found by an 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Guy Ferre held the manor at his 
death of the gift of John Bacun by fine levied in the king's court, by virtue 
whereof the manor remained to John Clarun upon Guy's dying without an 
heir of his body. 

June 13. To Edmund de Assheby, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Lincoln. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Alesia de Lacy, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, 
late earl of Lincoln, the court of the fee of La Haye, the bailey before 
the gate of Lincoln castle, and 201. for the third [penny] of the county of 
Lincoln, in accordance with the king's order of 20 September, in the 16th 
year of his reign, to Alan de Cubbeldyk, then keeper of the aforesaid lands, 
as Alan was amoved from office before he had executed the order. 

June 16. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Rhys (Reso) son of Rhys ap 

The Tower. Mereduk, a Welshman in Norwich castle, such wages as he was wont to 
receive in the late king's time and in the present king's time, and to pay 
him the arrears of the same from the time of the sheriff's appointment. 

June 16, To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that CQunty 

The Tower, to be elected in place of William atte Mede of Pithelestorne, deceased. 



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June 18. 
The Tower. 



1324. Membrane 5 — cont. 

To Williiim de Tatham, receiver of the issues of certain lands in 
CO. Lancaster. Order to pay to Antliony de Lucy 200/. for repairing the 
walls of Carlisle castle, in addition to the 100/. that lie has paid him by the 
king's order for this purpose. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause nil the masons and 
stone-cutters (cementarios et quarrerarios) of his bailiwick to come to Carlisle 
without delay to do certain works of the king's there, as they shall be 
enjoined by Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the aforesaid ^vorks. 

By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

The like to the sheriffs of York and Lancaster. 

June 18. To John Everard," escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

The Tower. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Wrokeshale, 
CO. Somer,<;et, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, 
that Ralph de Gorges held no lands in chief of the king at his death except 
a third of the manor of Braunton, co. Devon, by the service of finding the 
king an arrow when he came or sent to Exmore to take venison, which 
arrow was to be there delivered to the king's huntsman, and it is found by 
the aforesaid inquisition and by an inquisition taken by the said John 
Everard that Ralph held the manor of Wrokeshale of Hugh de Courteney 
by knight service and not of the king. 

To Henry de Cobeham, keeper of the forfeited lands in co. Kent. Whereas 
it appears by part of a fine levied before William de Bereford and his fellows, 
justices of the Bench, in the 14th year of the king's reign, between Thomas 
Colpeper and Margery his wife, demandants, and Richard de Headen and 
John Colpeper, deforciants, concerning two messuages, two mills, 405 acres 
of land, 20 acres of meadow, 00 acres of pasture, 80 acres of wood, and 20*. 
of yearly rent in Peapiinbery, Tonebrugge, and Tondele that Richard and 
John granted the tenements aforesaid to Thomas and Margery and rendered 
the same to them in court, to hold for their lives, with remainder to Walter 
son of Thomas and Margery and the heirs male of his body, with 
remainder to John, brother of the said Walter, and to the heirs male 
of his body, with remainder to Richard, brother of the said John, and the 
heirs male of his body, with remainder over to the right heirs of the 
said Thomas, and it appears by an inquisition taken by the aforesaid Henry 
de Cobeham and by William de Northho and WilUam de Ponte Roberti in 
the presence of Richard de Potesgrave, late keeper of the aforesaid tene- 
ments, that Thomas and Margery continued their seisin of the tenements 
according to the tenor of the fine without change of their estate until they 
were taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of the said Thomas, and 
that the tenements, with the exception of 55^ acres, are held of Claricia, 
daughter and co-heiress of Roland de Oxstede by the service of \d. yearly, 
and that of the excepted land, 31 acres are held of John de Mereworth by 
the service of o^d. yearly, 4^ acres of Walter de Oiitecroft by the service 
of 6c?. yearly, and 20 acres of land of Peter Robert by the service of \Qd. 
yearly : the Idng orders the aforesaid keeper to deliver the tenements afore- 
said to the said Margery, to be held according to the tenor of the fine ; 
provided that after the death of Margery, Walter, John, and Richard, the 
tenements shall revert to the king in case Walter, John, and Richard each 
die without an heir male of his body. By K. and C. 

June 13. To thfe treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Westminster, to be made to John de Grantham of London in the debts due from him to 

the exchequer for 40/. 1 1 «. O^rf., the said John having shewn by his petition 

that William de Hedersete and his fellows, collectors of the custom {cus- 

tumarii) of wool in the port of London, received the above sum from him 

H 2 



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1324. 



June 16. 
The Tower. 



July 4. 
Laughton, 



Membrane 5 — cont. 
by way of imprest for the king's use beyond the custom due for his wool, 
and he has prayed the king to cause that sum to be allowed to him in the 
debts due from him to the exchequer of the time when he was one of 
the sheriffs of London, and he has prayed the king for remedy because the 
treasurer and barons defer allowing him the above sum although they 
found by the accounts of the said colloctors, which the king ordered them 
to examine, that the collectors answered to the king for this sum. 

To Alan de Cubbeldyk, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
Lincoln. Order to restore to Henry de Umframvill his lands, goods and 
chattels, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of his adherence 
to the rebels, and to restore to him the issues thereof. By K. 

The like to John Everard, keeper, etc., in co. Devon. 

To John de Lek, receiver of the issues of the castle [and] honour of 
Tutteburi. Order to pay to John de Denum, to whom the king granted 
during pleasure the superior custody of the chace of Duffeldfrith and the 
parks within the limits of that forest, the arrears of the wages therefor due 
from the time of the grant, and to continue to pay him the same henceforth, 
the king having granted that he should receive the usual wages therefor 
and the other things that Nicholas de Hungerford, who previously had the 
custody, used to receive for the same. 



June 30. 

Tunhridge. 



July 2. 

EotherBeld. 



June 30. 

Tunbridge. 



June 2. 
Botberfield. 



Membrane 4. 

To Henry de Cobeham, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 
Kent. Order to restore to William de Hokiniore his lands, which were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of his adherence to the late rebels, as 
he has found mainprise for his good behaviour. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayremynne. 

To Walter de Norwico. Order to supply the place of W. bishop of 
Exeter as treasurer in the exchequer, during the treasurer's absence in 
Devon, Cornwall, and co. Southampton, whither he is going for the ex- 
pedition of certain of the king's affairs. By K. 
IParl. Writs. 1 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Eleanor, 
late the wife of Henry de Percy, to be discharged of S«. 10|rf. from 8 March, 
in the 16th year of the king's reign, when the king restored to Henry, son 
and heir of the said Henry, the knights' fees and advowsons of his father, 
which had been in the king's hands during his minority, the said Eleanor 
being bound to render the above sum yearly during the said heir's minority 
by the hands of the escheator beyond Ti'ent for the excess in value of the 
lands assigned to her in dower on 6 November, in the 8th year of the reign 
[a« in this Calendar, 8 Edward II., p. 125]. 

To Petronilla, late the wife of John de Benestede. Order to pay to Joan 
de Balsam 115*. Id. yearly from the time when the manor of Benyngton, 
CO. Hertford, was assigned to Petronilla as dower, which manor is of the 
yearly value of 41Z. Qs. 8d., for which Peti-onilla is bound to pay I15i. 7d. 
yearly to the exchequer during the minority of John's heir for the excess in 
value of her dower, as it is found by inquisition taken by John de Blomvill, 
escheator in that county, that the said John de Benestede granted to Joan 
de Balsam 10 marks yearly for her life, and that he charged his lands with 
payment thereof, and that Joan has been wont to receive that sum yearly 
from his lands from the time of the grant. The king will discharge 
Petronilla of this sum at the exchequer. 



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June 28. 
Tunbridge. 

June 28. 
Tunbridge. 



July 1. 
Lewes. 



July 2. 
Rotherfield. 



^} 



for 



the ecclesiastical goods 
their dioceses. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the treasurei- and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the said 
Petronilla of the aforesaid 115.«. Id. during her life and the life of the said 
Joan. 

Thomas de Langele, imprisoned in Neugate gaol for the death of Thomas 
de Lenne, ' skynner,' has letters to the sheriiF of London to bail him until 
the first assize. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore to Master John de Stretford, 

now bishop of Winchester, his lands, goods and chattels, which the king 

lately ordered them to take into his hands for certain causes. By K. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Wanvick. 

H. bishop of Lincoln, 

R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 

J. bishop of Chichester, 

To Geoffrey de Edenham, keeper of certain lands in co. York. Order to 
permit the sheriff of that county to deliver all the lands, fees, advowsons, 
liberties, etc., in his custody that belonged to the Templars at the time of 
the adnullation of their order to the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem, in accordance with the grant of the same to them [as at 
page 91 above'\. The king wills that all the moveable goods in the said 
lauds shall remain to their owners, and that satisfaction shall be made by the 
Hospitallers for the value of the corn growing in the said lands, or that the 
owners of the corn may carry the same away and make their profit thereof 
when the time comes : provided that the seisin of the king or of the 
Hospitallers shall not be retarded by reason of the corn and goods aforesaid. 

ByK. 
The like to the following keepers : 

John de Kilvyngton in co. York between the waters of Use and Teys. 

Thomas Deyvill in the same county this side the water of Use. 

Edmund de Assheby in co. Lincoln. 

John de Leek in cos. Stafford and Derbj-. 

Adam de Seel ton in cos. Westmoreland and Cumberland. 

Robert de Coventre in co. Northumberland and the bishopric of 

Durham. 
John de Lancastre in co. Lancaster. 
William de Tateham in Blakburneshire, Boulond, Salfordshire, Leylond- 

shire, and Amundernesse. 
Henry de Hockeleye in cos. Leicester and Warwick. 
Henry de Cobeham in cos. Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. 
Robert Phelip of Hardereshull in cos. Buckingham, Bedford, Oxford, 

and Berks. 
Roger de Gulden in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 
John de Barewe in cos. Hereford, Worcester, and Salop. 
Edmund de Elete in the city of London and co. Middlesex. 
Edmund de Assheby in co. (retrocom') Lincoln and the honour of 

Lancaster in co. Nottingham. 
Roger de Whatton in cos. Northampton and Rutland. 
Robert de Hungerford in cos. Wilts and Southampton. 
Robert de Aston, keeper of lands in co. Gloucester, except the lands 
that belonged to Maurice de Berkele. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the 
wife of Thomas de Cailly, tenant in chief, the following of her said hus- 
band's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her in dower: two fees 



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in Qoerstede, co. Suffolk, which Giles de Wadiesham holds, of the yearly 
value of 20/. ; a moiety of a fee in Ikelyngham, co. Norfolk, which William 
de la Cressenore holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a moiety of a fee in 
Staunford and Bukenham near Staunford, in the same county, which 
Margaret Cosyn and Ellen de Bukenham hold, of the yearly value of IQOs. ; 
a twentieth of a fee in Denton, which William de Wytton holds, of the 
yearly value of 100s. 

July 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the debts 

Jjewes. duo to the king from the bishopric of Durham to be levied from the manors 
of the bishopric that are still in the hands of Louis, bishop of Durham, if 
thev can be so levied, and to cause tlie sheriff of York to desist from dis- 
training Boniface de Peruche and John Junctyn and their fellows, mer- 
chants of the society of the Pernzzi, for the said debts in the manor of 
Houeden, as they have shewn the king that the sheriff omits the other lands 
of the bishopric, and distrains for the debts in the said manor, which the 
bishop demised to them for ten years, which demise the king confirmed, 
saving to him the issues of the manor in case of voidance of the bishopric 
within that term. By K. 



Membrane 3. 

Juno 26. To John de Prylond, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Gloucester. 

Tunbridge. Order to cause to be paid to Matilda, late the wife of Adam Tilly, the 
arrears of a quarter of beans and 3^ yards of cloth, price 40t?., of such cloth 
as Thomas de Berkeleye, late lord of Berkeleye, used to give lo poor men, 
. yearly from the time when the manor of Alkynton was taken into the king's 
hands, and to cause the same to be paid to her yearly heieafter, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Robert de Aston and John do Hampton that 
the said Thomas granted the above beans and cloth to Matilda, to be 
received yearly from his manor of Alkynton during her life, and that she 
released to him, in consideration of this grant, her right of dower in a third 
of a messuage and of a virgate of land within the said manor, and that the 
said third is worth yearly 13s. 4c?., and is now in the king's hands by tbe 
forfeiture of Maurice, son and heir of the said Thomas, and that Matilda 
was seised of the beans and cloth from the time of the grant until the manor 
was taken into the king's hands without any change of her estate, and that 
she did not release or demise them to anyone, and that the manor is held in 
chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and is worth 64/. 19s. 9|(f. 
yearly. 

June 27. To John de Hampton. Order to deliver to Hugh le Despenser, earl of 

Tuubridge. AVinchester, all the charters in his custody that concern the earl, who has 
shewn the king that John Giffard, a late rebel, took certain of the earl's 
charters and muniments at Stanle by force, and carried them thence to 
Gloucester, and deposited them in the abbey of St. Mary and in the priory 
of St, Oswald, which charters afterwards came to the hands of the said 
John de Hampton when he was sheriff of Gloucester. By K. 

June 26. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Tunbridge. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to assign dower to Alice, late 
the wife of John de Thorp, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to 
marry without the king's licence. 

June 27. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the following 

Tunbridge. manors, and to restore the issues thereof to Alice, late the wife of John de 

Thorp, as it appears by inquh-itiou taken by the escheator that the said 

John and Alice held jointly on the day of John's death, to themselves and 



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1324, Membrane 3 — cont. 

his heirs, the manor of Horham, co. Suffolk, and the manors of Esshe- 
wellethorp, Wremyngham, Fundenhale, Bon[evvelle], and Tyveteshale, co. 
Norfolk, of the gift of Alexander de Refham, parson of Stulton church, by 
fine levied in the king's court, and that they held jointly on the said day to 
themselves and the heirs male of their bodies the manor of Little Jlassyug- 
ham, CO. Norfolk, wilh remainder to the right heirs of the said John, of the 
gift of Hugh de Esshewell, parson of Massyngham church, by fine levied in 
the king's court, and that they held jointly on the said day a messuage in 
Norwich in free burgage, which manors and messuage are held of others 
than the king. 

June 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
Tunbridge. his county [court] that a fair -shall be held at the queen's manor of Kyrke- 
ton-in-Lyndeseye, on the eve and day of St. Mark and for six following 
days, yeai'ly, and another fair on the eve and day of St. Andrew and for six 
following days, yearly, and that a market shall be held in her manor of 
Spetele ' in the Strete ' on Friday in every week, and a fair on the eve and 
day of St. Ed[mund] the King and six following days, the king having 
granted that the queen shall have the said fairs and markets in the aforesaid 
manors 'which she holds in dower of his assignment. 

By K. on the information of William de Ayremynne. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Ralph 
Coterel, son and heir of Ralph Coterel, of 4/. 5s. 5d. yearly from 16 July, 
in the third year of the king's reign, the late king having, on 24 October, 
in the 30th year of his reign, committed to Ralph Coterel, the father, the 
custody of two parts of the lands that belonged to Robert de Derleye in co. 
Derby, with the exception of the dower of Alice, late the wife of the said 
Robert, during the minority of John, brother and heir of the said Robert, 
rendering therefor to the exchequer the above sum yearly, as the present 
king, on the said 16 July, rendered the lands to the said John de Derleye, 
who had proved his age before Gerard Salvayn, the late king's escheator 
beyond Trent. 

July 26. To the same. Order to desist from distraining the executors of the will 
Tanbridge. of John de Grey, son and heir of Reginald de Grey, for 123 marks, which 
sum Henry III., on 17 May, in the 52nd year of his reign, ordered the 
treasurer and barons of his exchequer to allow to the said Reginald in the 
debts due from him, which sum the said king owed to John de Grey 
for the arrears of the fee that he was wont to receive at the ex- 
chequer, and to allow the said sum to the said executors. 
Vacated because otherwise below, 
June 28. To John de Bolynbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

Trmbridge. ham, Derby, and T^aacaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Gunthorp, co. Nottingham, which he has taken into the king's 
hands, pretending that it is held of the king as of the crown, and that Peter 
de Monte Forti, grandfather of Peter de Monte Forti, entered the same 
without royal licence, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter de Monte Forti and his 
ancestors have held the manor from time out of mind in inheritance, and 
that the manor is held of the honour of Leicester by the service of 
40 marks yearly and not of the king. 
June 16. To Richard de Musele, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 

The Tower. Wakefeld. Order to pay to Master Albertinus Rogerii de Pystore and 
John de Triple the arrears due to them of the rent of 211. yearly that the 
prior of Lewes ought to receive from him, and to pay them the same rent 
yearly hereafter, as it is found by inquisition taken before the keeper and John 
de Doncastre that the prior and convent of Lewes have been wont to receive 



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1324. Membrane 3 — cont. 

that rent yearly from time out of mind for a tithe of the rents of the earl 
Wai-enne for all his lands in co. York, to be received from the hands of his 
receiver at Wakefeld, by grant of the said earl, and that the present prior 
and the convent of Lewes received the said rent all the time that the afore- 
said rents were in the hands of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, with the 
other lands of the earl Warenne, by tlie hands of William de Acworth, the 
late receiver of the said ear] Thomas at Wakefeld, until the rents aforesaid 
came to the king's hands by the forfeiture of earl Thomas, and that the prior 
and convent have granted to the said Albertinus and John for five years all 
their manors, churches, and lands of Halifax, Conyngesburgh, and B[ray]the- 
well, in the diocese of York, with all fruits, rents, etc., and profits pertain- 
ing to them iu the said diocese. By C. 
•Tune 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
Tunbridge. executors of .John de Grey, son of Reginald de Grey, out of the debts due 
from Reginald to Henry III., the sum of 125 marks, which Henry III., on 
17 May, in the 52nd year of his reign, ordered the treasurer and barons of 
his exchequer to allow to Reginald in the debts due from him, which sum 
the said king owed to John de Grey, of whom Reginald was the kinsman 
and heir, for the arrears of the fee that he used to receive at the exchequer, 
as the king understands that the treasurer and barons cause the executors 
to be distrained for the above sum. 

To Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, a late rebel. 
Signification that she may go to her friends within the realm whither she 
will, provided that she be always ready to come to the king when sum- 
moned, the king having, on 3 November, in the 16th year of his reign, 
ordered Roger de Swynnerton, then keeper of the Tower of London, or 
him who supplied his place, to cause her to be delivered from the Tower by 
the mainprise of William de Ros of Hamelak, Henry de Percy, William le 
Latymer, Peter de Malo Lacu, the elder, John de Cromwelle, and Robert 
de Welle, knight. By K. 

To John de Neville, Richard de la Bere, and Peter de la Rokele, 
justices — 

Vacated. 
June 28. To John de Neville, Richard de la Bere, and Peter de la Rokele, justices 

Tunbndge. appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses committed upon the 
king at Fraunkton, co. Lincoln. Order to cause the exaction and outlawry 
of Richard de Furneux and all further process against him to be super- 
seded entirely, the said Richard having been put in exigent to be outlawed 
in that county for not appearing before the said justices, as he has satisfied 
the king for his trespass. By K. 

To the same, justices appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses 
commitied upon Hugh le Despenser, the younger, at Fraunkton aforesaid. 
Like order concerning the said Richard, who has satisfied Hugh for the 
trespass, as Hugh has testified personally before the king. By K. 



July 1. 

Eotherfield. 



1323. 

Oct. 2. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



Membrane 3 — Schedule. 

Warantia Dierum. 
To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put John Cosyn iu default 
for not appearing before them on Sunday in the fifth week of Easter last 
and on the Monday following in the suit before them between Richard 
Martyn, demandant, and John, tenant, concerning 12^ acres of land and 
?s. 4rf. of rent in Harewe, as he was in the king's service on the said days. 

ByK. 



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1323. Membrane 3 — Schedule — cont, 

Oct. 20. To the same. Order not to put John de Marny in default for not appear- 

HoUand. jng on Saturday the morrow of Midsummer last in the suit before them 
between John de Insula, demandant, and John de Marny, tenant, con- 
cerning a moiety of the manor of Graston, as he was in the king's service 
on the said day. By p.s. 

Nov. 10. To the same. Order not to put John son of Roger Sharp in default for 

Nottingham, not appearing on Sunday the octaves of Holy Trinity and on the following 

Monday in the suit before them between William Sharp, demandant, 

and the said John and John de Gaysham, tenants, concerning 53 acres of 

land in Blecchyngleye, as he was in the king's service on the said days. 

ByK. 

1324. 

April 1. To the same. Order not to put John, bishop of Bath and Wells, in 

Westminster, default for not appearing on Friday the quinzaine of Martinmas last in the 

suit before them between John de Thistelden, demandant, and him, tenant, 

concerning a moiety of a carucate of land in Meleford and Penynton, as he 

was in the king's service on the said day. By K. 

April 12. To John de Stonore and Ralph de Bereford, justices to take assizes in 
Fulmar. co. Wilts. Order not to put Robert de Hurlee, king's clerk, in default for 
not appearing on Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the 
assize of mort d'ancestor arramed by John le Newe of Wilton before 
them against the said Robert concerning 11 aoies of land and 10 acres 
of pasture in Peuesy, as he was in the king's service on the said day. 

By p.s. [6862.] 



Mmmbrane 2. 

June 6. To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

Westminster. ham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Christiana, late the wife of 
Inwelram de G-ynes, the manor of Moureholm and certain lands in Kerne- 
ford and in Whitynton and Assheton, which he has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Ingelram's death, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Ingelram and Christiana held jointly on the 
day of Ingelram's death the manor aforesaid, of Christiana's inheritance, 
and certain lands in Kerneford of the king in chief as of the earldom of 
Lancaster by homage and knight service, and certain other lands in 
Whitynton and Assheton of Baldwin de Gynes for the term of their lives, 
and the king has taken her homage for the said manor and has rendered to 
her the lands in Kerneford. By p.s. 

June 16. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Master Richard de 

The Tower. Eryum, who is setting out for parts beyond sea on the king's behalf, half a 

mark daily for his wages for so long as he is thus employed. By K. 

The like to the same to pay half a mark daily to Master Richard de 

Gloucestr[ia]. By K. 

June 18. To the same. Order to pay to the said Richard de Glouc[estria], whom 

The Tower, the king lately sent to parts beyond sea, 20/. of the king's gifts beyond the 

expenses granted to him. By K. 

.Tune 15. To the keeper of the king's wardrobe for the time being. Order to 

The Tower, receive by indenture from Simon le Croiser, clerk of the king's market, all 
the money that he will deliver to the keeper for the fines and amercements 
of the townships that have made fine before him or that have been amerced 
by him by reason of his office, in accordance with the ordinances of the 
household made by the king and his council, which provide that such fines 



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June 22. 

Northfleet. 



June 17. 
London. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



June 16. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 
and amercements shall be levied and paid by indenture to the keeper of the 
wardrobe, and that estreats of the fines and amercements shall be made 
according to the indenture and sent to the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer at Easter and Michaelmas. The king has ordered his said clerk 
to deliver the said money to the keeper, and to cause the indentures and 
estreats aforesaid to be delivered at the exchequer. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayremynne. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, and 
Middlesex, and in the city of London. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the lands of Joan, late the wife of William Maufee, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as it appears by inquisition taken by the escheator that she 
held no lands of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody of her 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Alan de Oherleton, constable of Wyggemor castle, for 20Z. of 
the arrears of his account of the issues of his bailiwick, and to cause him 
to have respite for the remainder of the arrears until St. Peter ad Viucula 
next, the king having granted him the said sum and respite for his good 
service in pursuing, taking, and beheading John de Castel, a late rebel. 

To John de Blumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, SufFolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
two messuages and 30 acres of land of John Burel of Dunton and Matilda 
his wife, and John and William his sons, in Dunton, a messuage and 
16 acres of land of Hugh Lore of Doketon in the same town, a messuage 
and 85- acres of land of John de Esgate of Dunton in the same town, 
and with two messuages and 32 acres of land of William Est, chaplain, 
Alan Est, John and Matilda Est in the same town, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the escheator has returned that the aforesaid tenements are held 
of Thomas de Ha[utville], knight, as of his manor of Dunton, which manor 
is held of the king in chief as of his ancient demesne by the service of I . *. 
yearly and of keeping a gerfalcon at the king's charges, and that Thomas 
granted the tenements to the aforesaid men and women, tenants of that 
manor, to hold to them and their heirs by the service of 8s. 3f rf. yearly for 
all service, changing the customs and services that they used to render in 
old times without the king's licence, which rent exceeds the old customs and 
services by 8d. yearly, [and that the escheator took the tenements into the 
king's hands for this reason]. 

To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Wilts. 
Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Henry Tyeys, a messuage, a 
mill, and two carucates of land in Bochampton, as it appears by part of a 
fine levied, in the 13th year of the king's reign, before William de Bereford 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench, between the said Henry and 
Margaret, demandants, and John son of Thomas Barry of Bochampton, 
deforciant, exhibited before the king and his council, concerning the tene- 
ments aforesaid, that Henry acknowledged the tenements to be the right of 
John, and that John, for this acknowledgment, granted and rendered the 
tenements to Henry and Margaret for their lives, with remainder to Henry 
son of Warin del Idle and his heirs, and it is found by an inquisition taken 
in the escheator's presence by John de Foxle, William de Harden, and 
Robert de H[un]gerford that Margaret continued her seisin of the 
aforesaid tenements with the said Henry without change of her estate 
until they were taken into the king's hands by Henry's forfeiture, for which 
reason they are still in the king's hands, and that Peter de Baa held the said 
mill for life at the time when the fine was levied, and that he is still seised 



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1324. Membrane 2 — cont. 

thereof, and that after the levying of the fine he made fealty to Henry and 
Margaret therefor, and that the aforesaid tenements are held of the bishop 
of Lincoln by the service of one fee, and that the messQage and land without 
the mill are worth 43*. 4rf. yearly in all issues. 

To the said Robert, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Berks. Like 
order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret a messuage, 3 carucates of land, 
3^ acres of meadow, and 104*. 3JfA of rent in Burbache Savage, as it 
appears by part of a fine levied, in the yth year of the king's reign, before 
William de Hereford and his fellows, justices of the Bench, between Henry 
Tyeys and the said Margaret, demandants, and Philip Sturmy and Sarah his 
wife, deforciants, exhibited before the king and his council, concerning the 
aforesaid tenements, that Henry acknowledged the tenements to be the right 
of Sarah, and that Philip and Sarah, for this acknowledgment, granted and 
rendered them to Henry and Margaret, to hold to them and to the heirs of 
Henry, and it is found by inquisition taken as above that Margaret con- 
tinued her seisin of the aforesaid tenements with the said Henry without 
change of her estate until they were taken into the king's hands by Henry's 
forfeiture, for which reason they are still in the king's hands, and that they 
are held of John de Qoldyagham by the service of a clove gillyflower 
yearly, and that the tenements are worth 54*. yearly in all issues. 

June 15. To Nicholas de Hugate, receiver of the money to be paid for the matters 

Westminster, touching the duchy of Aquitaine. Whereas the king has appointed Ralph 
de Wedon and Philip de Aylesbury to choose and array at Dunstaple 
80 footmen archers out of the footmen who are coming thither in the octaves 
of Midsummer from cos. Bedford and Buckingham, and has appointed him 
to conduct the men to Plimmuth, and has appointed Gilbert de Ellesfeld 
and William de Harecourt to choose and array at Welles 60 footmen 
archers out of the footmen who are coming thither on Thursday after 
the said octaves from cos. Oxford and Berks, and has similarly appointed 
William Tracy and Robert Selymon to choose and array at Welles 
200 footmen archers out of the footmen who are coming thither on 
the aforesaid day from co. Gloucester, and has similarly appointed 
Nicholas Kiriel and Ralph Sauvage to choose and array at Winchester 
100 footmen archers of the footmen who are coming thither on Wednes- 
day after the said octaves from co. Kent, and has similarly appointed 
Nicholas Gentil and Alan de Boxhull to choose and array at Winchester 
250 footmen archers of the footmen who are coming thither on the albre- 
said Wednesday from cos. Surrey, Sussex, and Southampton, and has 
similarly appointed John de Clyveden and John de Lurty to choose and 
array at Exeter 100 footmen archers out of the footmen who are coming 
thither in the quinzaine of the said feast from co. Somerset, and has simi- 
larly appointed John Latymer and John Peverel to choose and array at 
Exeter 70 footmen archers out of the footmen who are coming thither in 
the quinzaine aforesaid from co. Dorset, and has similarly appomted Robert 
de Hagham and William de Marny to choose and array at Westminster 
100 footmen archers of the footmen who are coming thither in the octaves 
of the said feast from co. Essex, and has similarly appointed Walter 
Gascelyn and Adam Walrand to choose and array at Welles 100 footmen 
archers out of the footmen archers who are coming thither on the aforesaid 
Thursday from co. Wilts : the king orders the aforesaid Nicholas to have 
men in whom he can confide at Westminster, Donstaple, Welles, Win- 
chester, and Exeter on the aforesaid days, and to cause the usual wages to 
he paid to the footmen archers and to their conductors, to wit to the archers 
of CO. Essex and their conductor from the day when they march {se trans- 
tulerint) from Westminster to Plimmuth, and to the other archers and their 
couductors in like manner from the day when they leave their counties for 



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1324. Membrane 2 — cont. 

Dunstapel and Welles and for Winchester and Exeter, and from thence nntil 

they come to Plimmuth. By K. 

June 11. To Ralph de Camoys. Whereas the king lately appointed him and 

Westminster. Drngo Barentyn to choose in cos. Oxford and Berks 100 footmen from the 
footmen archers of those counties, and to ordain that they be furnished with 
suitable arms, and to lead them to Plymmuth, so that they be there in the 
quinzaine of Midsummer next ready to set out at the king's wages towards 
the duchy of Aquitaine, and the king afterwards ordained that the said men 
should be conducted by Ralph to Welles, so that they should be there on 
Thursday after the said octaves before Gilbert de EUesfeld and William de 
Harecourt, whom the king appointed to array and ordain the said men by 
the aid of the sheriff, to be taken to Plymmuth by Gilbert, and the king 
ordered Ralph to attend to the choosing, arraying, and leading of the said 
men to Welles ; and the king now understands that Ralph is prevented by 
illness from doing so, for which reason the king has appointed the aforesaid 
Gilbert in his place : the king, being unwilling that the matter shall be 
retarded, orders Ralph to aid the said Gilbert and Drogo by some expert 
men of his, and to intend to the same himself when he recovers. By K. 

IParl. Writs.] 
June 16. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 

Westminster. Salop, and Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage, a mill, 2 carucates, 10 acres of 
meadow, and 26s. of rent belonging to John son of Adam de Erleton in 
Erleton and Cloteleye, eo. Salop, and to restore the issues thereof, it ap- 
pearing ?jy the escheator's return that he took the lands into the king's 
hands because he understood that the aforesaid John, who held them in 
chief, had alienated them to John de Hynkele and Elizabeth bis wife with- 
out the king's licence, as the king is given to understand that John son of 
Adam has not alienated the lands to John and Elizabeth, and that John and 
Elizabeth claim no estate therein. 

June 12. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Alesia, daughter and heiress 

Westminster, of Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, 20/. yearly from the issues of his 

bailiwick for so long as he shall be sheriff, in accordance with the king's 

order of 20 September, in the 16th year of his reign, which the sheriff has 

not executed. 



Membrane 1. 

July 1. To Henry de Cobeham, keeper of certain forfeited lands in coa. Kent and 

La Bayehalle. Sussex. Order to deliver to Margery, late the wife of Thomas Colpepir, 
the following lands, together with the issues received therefrom since they 
were taken into the king's hands, the king learning by inquisition taken by 
the said Henry and by William de North and William de Ponte Roberti in 
the presence of the king's clerk Richard de Potesgrave, late keeper of the 
forfeited lands in the said counties, that Thomas son of Thomas Colpepir 
and Margery his wife acquired jointly from Thomas Colpepir, the elder, in 
the 4th year of the king's reign, 50 acres of land in Foulesdenne, co. Kent, 
and, in the 14th year of the reign, from Richard Wyth a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Bernelte and Ramherst, in the same county, and, in the 
7th year, from Ralph Marescot a messuage and 60 acres of land in Bokstede, 
CO. Sussex, and, in the same year, from Michael de Betesfeld 10 acres of 
land at Bayeregge, in the same county, and, in the 10th year, from Roger 
son of Richard de Ferrugge 40 acres of land and 1 acres of wood in Fernth, in 
the same county, and, in the 12th year, from William son of John de 
Netteworth 20 acres in the same town, and, in the 13tli year, from Reginald 
£011 of Reginald Burgeys of Bokstede a messuage and 50 acres of land in 



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1324. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Bokstede and Marsefeld, and that ttie said Thomas son of Thomas and 
Margery continued their seisin thereof jointly from the time of the acquisi- 
tion without any change of their estate until the lands were taken into the 
king's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas, and that the lands are in the 
king's hands for this reason, and that the lands are held of divers lords and 
not of the king in chief, and the aforesaid acquisit;ions likewise appear by the 
charters exhibited in chancery by Margery. If the lands have been 
demised at ferm, the fermors are to be satisfied for their expenditure upon 
the land. By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

July 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Rotherfield. Triple to have allowance in the debts due from him to the exchequer for 
111. Is. 2\d. lent by him to the king upon iifty-two sacks and four nails of 
wool taken by him from London to parts beyond sea, by virtue of the grant 
by the merchants of a loan of half a mark on each sack of wool, with which 
sum William de Hedersete and William de Rude, late collectors of the loan 
in the said port, are charged in their account, the said John having prayed the 
king to cause allowance to be made to him for the above sum. By C. 

June 30. To the same. Order to discharge John de Shaddeworth of the ferm of 

Tanbridge. 20*. yearly from 25 February, in the 6th year of the king's reign, which 
ferm he rendered for a messuage, 60 acres of arable land, and 15 acres of 
wood that belonged to Koger de Bosco of Colleston, co. Surrey, formerly in the 
king's hands by reason of the idiocy of John, son and heir of Roger, which 
were extended at 15s. 2d. yearly by Walter de Gloucestre, late escheator 
this side Trent, the custody whereof the king committed to the said John 
de Shaddeworth on 8 October, in the 4th year of his reign, as the king, on 
the aforesaid 25 February, ordered John Abel, then escheator this side 
Trent, not to intermeddle further with the lands of the said John son of 
Roger, because it was found by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
said John son of Roger held nothing in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lauds ought to pertain to the king. 

June 19. To Geoffrey ie Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

The Tower, king. Whereas the king, upon learning that many persons of cos. Salop, 
Stafford, Gloucester, Worcester, and Hereford had been contrariant to him 
and had given aid to the rebels in liorsemen and footmen, money and other 
things, appointed Hervey de Staunton, Henry Spigurnel, John de Stonore, 
Robert de Malberthorp, and Master Robert de Ayleston his justices to hear 
and determine the said matters, wherefore, on 16 March last, he ordered 
them to cause the matters commenced and not yet determined by them to 
be put before him in fifteen days from Easter last, and they have accordingly 
placed the matter and all things touching it before the king, and certain 
persons wish to make fines and ransoms with the king for such trespasses 
committed by them : the king therefore orders the said Geoffrey and his 
fellows to receive fines and ransoms from those who wish to make fines end 
ransoms for such rebellion and trespasses. 

June 27. To the satne. Order to cause Walter de Seleby, Geoffrey de la Mare, 

Tanbridge. John Queynt, John Burel, John Page, Thomas Everard, John Deyvill, and 
Malculinus Musard,who are imprisoned in the Tower by the king's order, to 
come before them, and to cause thera to be addressed concerning the catlses, 
indictments, right suspicions, and accusations against them, and to cause 
enquiry to be made, if need be, concerning the same, and to cause to be 
done further what ought to be done according to law and ci stom, the king 
having ordered John de Weston, constable of the Tower, to cause the said 
prisoners to be brought before the justices without delay, to be delivered to 
the keeper of the Marshalsea. By K. 



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Iji24. Membrane 1 — coiit. 

To the same. Order to cause Edmund Darel, imprisoned in the Tower 
by the king'a order, to be. admitted and kept safely by the keeper of the 
Marshalsea, the king having ordered the constable of the Tower to cause 
him to be brought before the justices to be delivered to the said keeper. 
The justices are to summon Simon le Warde to be before them at the said 
day to propound against Edmund on the king's behalf what he knows 
ought to be propounded, and they are to cause Edmund to be addressed con- 
cerning the causes against him, and to cause enquiry to be made, if 
necessary, concerning the same, certifying the king of what they shall find 
therein, so that he may cause to be done further what ought to be done of 
right 

June 28. To the sheritf of Lincoln. Order to supersede entirely the exaction and 

Tunbridge. outlawry of Richard de Furneux for not appearing before Richard de la 
Bere and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine certain 
trespasses committed upon Hugh le Despenser, the younger, at Fraunkton, 
as he has satisfied Hugh for the said trespasses, as Hugh has acknowledged 
in person before the king. 

To the same. Like order not to outlaw the said Richard for not 
appearing to answer for certain trespasses against the king, as he has 
SAtisned the king for the same. 

July C. To Peter son of Walter de Hakelut. Order to deliver to the prior of the 

Lewes. order of St. John of Jerusalem, or to his attorney bringing this writ, all 
charters, deeds, rolls, and other muniments and memoranda of the Templars, 
which the said Walter Imd in his custody when he was sherifi of Hereford 
and which are now in Peter's custody, as it is expedient and necessary that 
the prior and brethren of the said order shall have them for the protection 
of their rights and liberties, the king having assigned to them the 
Templars' lands, etc. 

The like to Roger de (sic) Trumwyn, late sheriff of Salop and Stafford, 
concerning the charters, etc., in his custody. 



1323. 

July 9. 
Faxfleet. 



Membrane 4:3d. 

William de Denom acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynne, 
clerk, Ws.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Wiliiam de Pykeworth of Lenne acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Denom 100.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Hoo acknowledges that he owes to William de Denom \00s. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the afore- 
said county. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Agnes, late the wife of William Charles, acknowledges that she owes to 
Wilham de Denom 100s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in the aforesaid county. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Coloyn, merchant and citizen of York, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert de Pikeryng, dean of St. Peter's York, 159/. Qs. 8d. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 



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July 8. 
Faxfleet. 



1323. Membrane 43rf — cont. 

July 11. Ealph de Whyten acknowledges that he owes to Joliii de Ellerker, the 

Paxfleet. elder, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

William de Snelleslond acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Snelleslond, his son, \00l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Gaskryk acknowledges that he owes to William de Snelleslond 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the aforesaid county. 

July 13. Robert Wynny of Fisselak and Richard de Brandon, chaplain, of 

Burstwick. Edelington, acknowledge that they owe to William de Melton, archbishop 

of York, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Richard, prior of Monks' Bretton, acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to Godfrey de Staynton and William Scot 1,C00/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

To Archambaud, count of Perigord. Request that he will pray the pope 
to revoke anything that may have been done concerning conferring the 
bishopric of Winchester upon Master John de Stratford, whom the king 
lately sent to Rome upon his affairs, as rumour has reached the king that 
John has accepted the bishopric, in violation of his fealty and oath to the 
king, and that he will pray the pope to grant free faculty of election to the 
prior and chapter of Winchester, the king having prayed the pope to grant 
these requests. 

The like to the following : 

Peter de Via, the pope's nephew. 
Bernard Jordani. 

July 20. John de Buterwyk and Thomas his brother acknowledge that they owe 
Tork. to William de Seleby of York and Roger son of William 9/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

To Edmund, earl of Arundel, ju.itice of Wales, or to him who supplies 

his place. Order to associate with him Robert Power, chamberlain of 

North Wales, and to take ransoms from the Scots lately captured in the 
county of Anglesye and^mprisoned in the king's prisons of North Wales, 
upon the king's being previously satisfied for — 
Vacated, because within. 

Alice, daughter of Thomas le Nedeler of York, acknowledges that she 
owes to John Ithun of York 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of her lands and chattels in co. York. 



July 10. 
Faxfleet. 



Membrane 42d. 

Enrolment of release from Margaret, relict of Sir John Salvayn, knight, 
to Richard Biset and Elizabeth his wife of her right in a moiety of the 
manor of Herswell and Great Thorp, with all appurtenances ; to have and 
to hold to Richard and Elizabeth for her life. Dated at Esthorp, in the 
feast of St. Stephen, 15 Edward II. 

Memorandum; that Margaret came into chancery at York, on 8 July, and 
acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

John de Brereton acknowledges that he owes to William de Buighbrigg 
6/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands .ind chattels in co. 
York. 



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1323. 

July 12. 
Burstwick. 



July 12. 

Burstwick. 



July 16. 
Burstwick. 



July 18. 
Burstwick. 



July 22. 

Burstwick. 



July 22. 
Burstwick. 



Membrane i2d — cont. 
Richard son of Robert de Berlay came before the king, on Tuesday after 
the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, and sought to replevy his land 
in Collum and Crohum, which were taken into the king's hands for his 
default before the justices of the Bench against Walter de Haukesworth 
and Elizabeth his wife and Gilbert de Cokeryngton. This is signified to 
the justices. 

Richard son of Robert de Berlay came before the king, on the aforesaid 
day, and sought to replevy his land in Collum, which was taken into the 
king's hands for the like default. 

Robert de Rissheton, parson of Westrasen church, acknowledges that he 
owes to .lohn de Ellerker, the elder, 16 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Beltoft acknowledges that he owes to the prior of St. Oswald's 
Nostell 6 marks 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Peter Fouue of Little Markham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Burgh, parson of Brigham church, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John Vanne, parson of Epreston church, acknowledges that he owes to 
■William de Ryseleye, parson of iSlisne church, 100*. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Nottingham. 

William de Leede, Peter de Rythcr, parson of Ryther church, diocese of 
York, and Robert de Ryston, parson of West Rasen church, diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledge that they owe to William, archbishop of York, 111. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. York 
and Lincoln. 

Thomas de Shefeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry le 
Scrop, knight, IQOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Boulton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Burgh, parson of Brigham church, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Beltoft, of the Isle of Haxiholm, acknowledges that he owes to 
George de Saluciis, prebendary of Masham in St. Peter's church, York, 
201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
York and Lincoln. 

To Edmund, earl of Kent, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the said ports. Order to 
cause proclamation to be made that the king has prorogued until Easter the 
truce granted until Michaelmas next at the request of Louis, count of 
Flanders and Nevers, and to cause the same to be observed, inhibiting all 
the king's subjects from inflicting damage upon or aggrieving the men or 
merchants of the count's power during the prorogation. The king wills 
that all merchants and others of the count's powers may come into the realm 
safely with their goods and merchandise, and that their goods shall not be 
arrested during the prorogation for the trespasses of others, or for any debts 
whereof they are not principal debtors or sureties, or for trespasses hereto 
fore committed contrary to the charter of the staple, provided that the king's 
merchants in Flanders enjoy the same immunities. By K. and C. 



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1323. Membrane 42d — cont. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Northumberland. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 

The sheriff of Cornwall. 

The sheriff of York. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriffs of London. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 

The sheriff of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
Andrew son of John de Merkyngfeld acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Neuby, executor of the will of John de Merkyngfeld, 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William del Hogh of Yakesle acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Brayton, clerk, 6Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 19. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Prohibition of his doing anything by 
Pickering, virtue of any commission or mandate sent to him by any authority what- 
ever, whereby the king's collation upon Master John de Bruyton of the 
archdeaconry of Canterbury, which pertained to the king's gift by reason of 
the temporalities of the archbishopric being in the late king's bands, might 
be weakened, as the king understands that certain persons have procured 
certain commissions to this effect. [^FaderaJ] 



July 27. 
Cowick. 



July 26. 
Cowick. 



July 23. 
Faxfleet. 



Aug. 2. 
Cowick. 



Aug. 4. 
Cowick. 



81294. 



Membrane 41rf. 

Richard de Brygenhale of York acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Adam de Ayremynne, clerk, 17 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gerard de TJseflete, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Useflete, clerk, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
in the town of Suthwell and elsewhere in his bailiwick prohibiting any 
earl, baron, knight, or other men-at-arms from tourneying, etc., at that town 
or elsewhere within the realm without special licence from the king, and to 
certify the king of the names of any presuming to exercise any feat of arms 
at that town or elsewhere in his bailiwick after this inhibition, as the king 
understands that certain persons are coming to make jousts at the said town 
on Monday next. By K. 

Roger de Okovre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le 
Despenser, earl of Winchester, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Stafford and Derby. 

Robert de Lincoln of the county of Leicester and Richard de Bolton of 
the county of York acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Shelleye 100/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Leicester 
and York. 



130 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. Membrane 41c? — cont, 

Aug. 9. To the prior provincial of the order of Friars Preachers and to all the 

Lockton. brethren of the order about to assemble in chapter-general at Bristol. 
Request for their prayers on behalf of the king, queen, Edward, their eldest 
son, and for their other children, and for the prosperity of the realm. 

By p.s. [6634.] 

Aug. 7. To the abbot and convent of Redyng'. Request that they will admit into 

Pickering, their house William Lengleys, who has long served the king, in place of 

Peter de Alberwyk, deceased, who had his maintenance in their house at the 

king's request, and that they will deliver to him the same allowance in all 

things as Peter was wont to receive. By p.s. [6631.] 

The like to the prior and convent of Brustall for Cok Johan, to receive 
the allowance that John Coltman had in their house. By p.s. [6630.] 

Aug. 7. To the abbot and convent of Ramesey. Order to admit John de 

Barnard Castle. Coventre, clerk, who served the king and his father, into their house 
without delay, and to minister to him for life suitable maintenance in food 
and clothing, sboeleather, and other necessaries as one of their clerks, to assign 
to him a suitable chamber, and to make him letters patent granting the same 
to him, in accordance with the king's previous order to this effect, they having 
ministered to the said John such maintenance for many years, but afterwards 
they withdrew successively certain portions of his maintenance, and have 
expelled him from their house without any crime. They are to certify the 
king by the said John and by their letters of their proceedings in this matter. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that Thomas de Burgh, escheator 
this side Trent, at Duffton, co. Westmoreland, on Monday before the 
Nativity of St. Mary, 17 Edward II., in the presence of Robert de 
N^eubyggyng, William de Helton, Robert de Clyburne, Gilbert Engayne, 
Hugh de Ermesheved, WiOiam Prodhome, Richard Cotesford, John de 
Bolton, John del Isle, Thomas de Preston, Richard de Cotesford, the 
younger, and Willi.im de Keldelich, assigned in dower to Alesia, late the 
wife of Ralph, baron of Craystok, a third of two parts of the manor of 
Duffton with the orchard, which is extended at VM. ; 18 acres of arable 
land of the demesne of the manor, which is extended at 6s. ; 14 acres of 
meadow of the said demesne, extended at 7*. ; 10|c?. of the free ferm of 
Adara Colynsone ; 2 bovates of land that Gilbert Kay holds, which render 
yearly 6s. ; 2 bovates of land that Tliomas Hudsone holds, which render 
yearly 6s. ; a third of 4 bovates of land that Thomas the reeve and William 
Broun held, which bovates used to render 4s. yearly ; 2 bovates of land that 
Hugh Lokkes holds, rendering 6s. yearly j 2 bovates of land that Roger de 
MoIend[ino] holds, rendering 6s. yearly; 8 acres of land of the 4 bovates 
that John Madsone and Christiana his sister held, rendering 4s. yearly ; 
4 acres of land of the 2 bovates that John the chaplain held, rendering 
4s. 2d. yearly ; the cottage that Hugh Godesone held, rendering 2s. yearly ; 
and Id. from the cottage of William Shavaldon ; a third of the cottage that 
Philip the hayward (messor) held, rendering Vld. yearly ; a third of the 
cottage that William Brounsone held, which formerly rendered %d. yearly ; 
a third of the whole foreland of the town, which used to render %1\d. 
yearly ; a third of the cottage that Nelle Gervays holds, rendering b\d. 
yearly ; from the pond of Knok 2\d. There are also assigned to her in 
dower within the court of the manor a moiety of the great chamber on the 
east, and the little chamber between the great chamber and the chapel, and 
the plot of land where the bakehouse was ; a third of two parts of the said 
court; a third of two parts of the orchard nearest to the dower of 
Elizabeth ; a third of two parts of the water-mill of Dufton, which is 
extended at 8s. lOJrf. Of the forests there are assigned to her a third of 
two parts of the wood of Dykeschowe by these boundaries : beginning at 



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1323. 



Membrane 41 rf — cont. 



Birkethewayt Tate, descending by the old hedges (sepia) to the water of 
Hellemirihende, and thus descending by the water aforesaid to the bridge of 
Brampton, and from the bridge by the great water to Harlangate, and by 
Harlangate to Birkethewayt Yate, excepting the meadows of Le Strandes 
and Redekere. Also a third of two parts of the wood of Flascowe by these 
boundaries : beginning at Ukeschawe fate, and ascending by the way to 
Dykecrosse, and from Dykecross to Hallepetes, and descending from Halle- 
pettes by Smalburne to Hallestedyate, and from Hallestedyate ascending 
equally over {eque ultra) Kocshaweyate. Also Le Gile Melerdon and all 
the hills, valleys, and pastures to be chased and pastured in common. There 
are also assigned to her a hundred feet in length and forty feet in breadth 
outside the gate of the court, for the site of a barn. Dated the day, place, 
and year aforesaid. 

Enrolment of indenture witnessing that Thomas de Burgh, escheator this 
side Trent, at Craystok, on Saturday before the Nativity of St. Mary, 
17 Edward II., in the presence of Robert de Tymparoun, John de Hoton 
Buff', Adam de Alaynby, Eustace de Bentecombe, Alan de Kynthorp, 
William de Waux, John de Whytebergh, William de Baynwithefd, William 
de Sutton, John de Penruddok, John de Gilkamban, William Holeheye, and 
others, assigned in dower to the aforesaid Alesia a third of two parts of the 
manor of Craystok, co. Cumberland, to wit all the lands that her late husband 
had on the day of his death on Dakrebek, with the mills of Sparkehefd and 
Wethermelok, which are extended at 16Z. 13*. Id. ; the forest of Golebergh ; 
I2d. of the free ferm of Adam de Carleton in Staynton ; 6d. of the free ferm 
of Alan de Whitebergh there ; 9c?. of the free ferm of Roger de Laton 
there ; 4:d. of the free ferm of Robert Tymparon there ; Sd. of the ferm of 
Little Stayton ; 27 acres of arable land of the demesne of Stayton, which are 
in the hands of tenants at will and are extended at 20s. 9d. ; 6 acres of land 
of the same demesne, which are extended at 4«. 6d.; ' forland ' there, extended 
at 3*. ; 7 bovates of land in the same town, extended at 27s. 3d. ; 5 cottages 
there, which are extended at 12*. lOd. ; a moiety of two parts of the mill of 
Staynton, extended at 40*.; two parts of Haregill ; the ten[ements] of Le 
Brounrigg, which Wadde holds, extended at 4s. 6d. ; the tenement that 
John Peuok holds at the end of Seuterpel, extended at 7s. 4rf.; Le Merewra, 
which William Joye and Peter son of William hold, extended at 10s. ; a 
third of the meadow of Gilkamban on the south, extended at 13*. 4<?. 
Dated the day, place, and year aforesaid. 



Membrane 40d. 

Aug. 3. John Pecche, lord of Hampton, acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor, 

Cowick. late the wife of Henry de Percy, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Aug. 5. Thomas de Dent came before the king, on Friday after St. Peter ad 

Escrick. Vincula, and sought to replevy to the prior of Roland the advowson of 

Whitewyk church, which was taken into the king's hands for the prior's 

default before the justices of the Bench against William le Botyller. This 

is signified to the justices. 

Aug. 4. John dfi Bysing acknowledges that he owes to John de Estre, clerk, 40s. ; 

Cowick. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Aug. 5. William Fastolf, merchant of Great Yarmouth, acknowledges that he 

Escrick. owes to William Bilham, citizen and merchant of York, 10/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. — W. de 
Herlaston, one of the keepers of the seal, received the acknowledgment. 
IParl. Writs.} 

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ISZ CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. Membrane 40d — cont. 

John Gyffard, canon of St. Peter's York, acknowledges that he owes 
to Master Robert de Pykeryng, dean of the said church, 30/.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. York and 
Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made pro- 

Kirkham. hibidng the holding of tournaments without the king's special licence, and 

to certify the king of the names of any presuming to exercise feats of arms 

after this prohibition. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 
and singular who are in the king's peace shall pursue with hue and cry 
Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor, the king's rebel, who has escaped 
from prison in the Tower of London by night, if he come to their parts, and . 
that they shall arrest him alive or dead, and the sheriff is ordered to do the 
like with all the posse of his county, and to cause proclamation to be made 
that the king vrill regard those who are contrary or slow in this pursuit as 
adherents and aiders of the said rebel, and that he will punish them accord- 
ingly. [Fcedera ; Pari. fVrits.~\ By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/Jttf .] 

The like, ' muiatis competenter mutandis,' to the keepers of the peace in 
all the counties of England. \^Ibid.'] 

To Edmund, earl of Kent, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to appoint spies in 
all the said ports and to cause diligent search to be made for the aforesaid 
Roger, and to take him aMve or dead if he come thither, and to enquire, in 
case Roger have crossed the sea from those ports, who have taken him out 
of the realm, in what ship they have taken him, and with whose consent, 
and concerning other persons of his bailiwick adhering to the said Roger, if 
there be any, certifying the king of his proceedings from time to time. He is 
to cause proclamation to be made that the king will repute those who are 
contrary or slack in the pursuit as adherents of Roger, and that he will 
punish them accordingly. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.} 

The like to the bailiffs and mayors and bailiffs of the following towns : 

Boston. La Rye. 

Lenne. Wynchelse. 

Great Yarmouth. Romenhale. 

Herewych. Hethe. 

Gipewych. Hasting*. 

Sandwich. Pevenese. 

Dover. Donewych. [76jcf.] 

Faveresham. 
To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause the premises 
to be done and executed in all seaports and other ports in his bailiwick. 
[Ibid.'] 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Lincoln. Somerset. 

Norfolk. Dorset. 

Suffolk. Devon. 

Essex. Cornwall. 

Southampton. Gloucester. [/6irf.] 

Kent. 



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1323. Membrane 40rf — cont. 

To the constable of Pontefract castle. Order to cause all the prisoners 
in his custody in that castle to be kept safely and securely at his peril, so 
that he can answer for the bodies of all of them at the king's order, and to 
cause the castle to be kept and guarded so that damage or peril may not 
arise to it. By K. 

The like to the constables of eighty castles. [/6jc?.] 

To the justice of Wales, or to him who supplies his place. Like order 
concerning the castles in that land. [^Ibid.'\ 

To the keepers of the bishopric of Winchester concerning the castles of 
Farnham, Wolvesheye, and Taunton \_Incomplete.'] \_lbid.'] 

Aug. 6. To John de Birmyngham, earl of Loueth, justiciary of Ireland, or to him 

Kirkham. -who supplies his place, Order to cause like proclamation to be made for 

the pursuit of the said Roger, and to cause the castles and prisoners in that 

land to be kept as above. By K. 

\_Ihid.^ 

Aug. 9. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 

Lockton. the king wills that, notwithstanding his late prohibition of tournaments, 

certain jousts previously proclaimed at Lincoln by his licence shall be 

held. By p.s. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriflf of Kent. Order to arrest all persons who shall appear to 
Pickering, him to be receivers or aiders of the aforesaid Roger de Mortuo Mari, and to 
cause them to be kept in prison until further orders, pursuing them, if need 
be, with hue and cry and the whole posse of that county, certifying the king 
of the names of those thus arrested. By K. 

\_Parl. Writs.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.l 

The like to the keepers of the peace in the same counties. \_Ibid.'\ 

Aug. 26. To Edmund, earl of Kent, constable of Dover castle, warden of the 

Danby. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Whereas the king under- 
stands that Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor has escaped from the 
Tower of London to parts beyond sea, and intends passing thence to Ireland, 
and that three ships of Ireland have lain by the sea coast about the said 
parts for some time, and still lie there for the purpose of carrying him to 
Ireland, the king orders the warden to appoint spies in this affair, and to 
take the said Roger in case he enter the ships aforesaid, and to cause him to 
be brought to the king under safe convoy, taking with him for this purpose, 
if necessary, sufficient fleet and power of the said ports, and to ascertain the 
reason why the said ships lie by the coast thus suspiciously, certifying the 
king of his proceedings herein. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.] 

To the barons, bailiffs, and men of the port of Dover. Like order. 
[Ibid.] By K. 

The like to the barons, bailiffs, and men of the following ports : 
Sandwich. Hethe. 

La Rye. Romenhale. 

Faveresham. Wynchelse. 

Pevense. Hasting'. l^Ibid.] 

Aug. 28. To Thomas son of John, earl of Kildare. Order to appoint spies upon 

Greenhow. the said Roger in Ireland, and to follow him with all the posse of that land 

if he come thither by ships, and to arrest him, and cause him to be brought 



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to the king together with the ships and the mariners of the same, certifying 
the king of his proceedings herein by the bearer of the presents. By K. 

The like to the following : 

Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. 

Maurice son of Thomas. 

William de Burgo. 

John de Barry. 

Richard Tuyt. 

John le Power, baron of Donnoyk. 

Arnald de (sic) Power. 

Nicholas de Verdoun. 

Walter de Cusak. 

Maurice de Rocheford. 

Simon de Genevill. 

Richard le Waleys. [Ibid.] 
To John de Byrmyngham, earl of Loueth, justiciary of Ireland, or to him 
•who supplies his place. Like order. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

Memorandum, that under the same form and date as the order to Thomas 
son of John and the other magnates of Ireland, letters were sent to the 
mayor, bailiffs, and men and whole communities following : 



Dublin 

Catherlagh. 

Droxhda on the sides of 

Meath and Uriel. 
Lymeryk. 
Trym. 
Cork. 
Loueth. 
Yoghel. 
Dundalk. 

To Walter de Islep, 



Clomell. 
Crakfergus. 
Waterford. 
Trysteldermod. 
Rosse. 
Kilkenny. 
Weseford. 
Cashell. 
Typerare. 
Imelagh. [Ibid."] 
treasurer of Ireland. Order to urge the magnates 



and others to use all diUgence in the above matter, and to cause the said 
Roger and the ships and mariners to be brought to the king, certifying the 
king of his proceedings herein by the bearer. [/6«df.] 



Membrane S9d. 

Aug. 14. Henry son of William de Burton Leonard acknowledges that he owes to 

Pickering. William de Lamar 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Aug. 15. William de la Mote, knight, John de Aspale of co. Suffolk, and John de 

Pickering. Percy, of co. Wilts, have mainperned to have the body of John de Ellerker, 

the younger, imprisoned in the Marshalsea prison for certain reasons, who 

is delivered to them, before the king in the same state as he is in now upon 

summons. 

Memorandum, that, on 20 August, Sir William de Ayremynn, one of the 
keepers of the great seal, delivered the seal under the seals of Sir Henry de 
Clif and Sir William de Herlaston, keepers of the seal, to the king in his 
chamber within his castle of Pikeryng, in the presence of Sir Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, the said Henry and William, and of others, and the 
king received the seal, and delivered it to Master Robert de Baldok, arch- 
deacon of Middlesex, as his chancellor, who received it from the king's 
bands, and caused it to be opened on . the following day at the hour of 



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1323. 



Aug. 26. 
Danbj. 



Aug. 26. 
Danby. 



Aug. 28. 
Greenhow. 



Aug. 29. 
Greenhow. 



Aug. 30. 
Greenhow. 



Membrane 39(? — cont. 
vespers in St. Peter's church, Pikeryng, in the presence of the said William, 
Henry and William, and of other clerks of the chancery, and caused writs 
to be sealed therewith, and the seal remained in the chancellor's custody 
after the sealing. {Pari. Writs.'\ 

Robert de Scardeburgh came before the king, on Friday after St. Bar- 
tholomew last, and sought to replevy to the prior of Holand the advowson 
of the church of Whitewyk, which was taken into the king's hands for the 
prior's default before the justices of the Bench against William le Botiller. 
— This is signified to the justices. 

Richard de Hasseneye puts in his place Robert de Cave and Edmund de 
Brisyngham, clerks, to prosecute the matter of a recognisance for 10/. made 
to him by William son of John le Maistreson. 

Nicholas de Karliolo, citizen of York, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Essheton 6 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co York. 

Master John de Hildesle, parson of Thynden church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Ayremynn, clerk, 20 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. North- 
ampton. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of German le Orfevre of York acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Grantham, citizen and merchant of York, 25/. 6«. 8(f. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas son of John Fayrefax of Waleton acknowledges that he owes to 
William Malbys, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Leycestre of York, ' spicer', and Henry de Thornton of York, 
' spicer,' acknowledge that they owe to Geoffrey de Thyrnum, chaplain, 
30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

To James, king of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia and Corsica, count of 
Barcelona, standard-bearer, admiral, and captain-generaJ of the holy Roman 
church. The king has received his letters borne by Berengar Letonis, 
citizen of Manresa {Minonse^, containing that Berengar had been 
despoiled by malefactors of this realm on the sea between Calais and Sand- 
wich of divers goods that he bought in Flanders and placed in two galleys 
of the realm of Majorca for carriage to his own parts, and praying the king 
to cause restitution to be made to Berengar for 400/. sterling, at which the 
said goods, the damages, costs, and interest had been taxed by the authority 
of the king of Aragon's court. The king intimates to him that he is and 
always will be ready to exhibit speedy justice to all subjects of the king of 
Aragon complaining of the king's subjects, but as he is not informed of the 
names of the trespassers of whom Berengar complains and is not certified 
of the spoilatioD, and as Berengar would not inform him thereof according 
to the requirements of the law, he could not make any condemnation or resti- 
tution in certain, but he offered to Berenger to appoint certain of his 
subjects to enquire the truth of the premises, although, according to the 
common law of the realm, this ought rather to be done at the prosecution of 
the party, and that when the truth had been found, he would cause speedy 
justice to be done as to the punishment of the malefactors and the restitution 
of the goods, but Berengar did not care to wait so that the premises might 
be duly put into execution, but preferred to return home with this answer. 
The king therefore desires the king of Aragon to wfeigh the premises 



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impartially, and to impute Berengar's not obtaining restitution to his own 
carelessness rather than to failure of justice. Letters of marque {marcandi 
licencia) ought not in anywise to be granted to the king of Aragon's sub- 
jects in this behalf, since want or negligence in exhibiting justice cannot 
and ought not to be imputed to the king. \^Fwdera.'] 

Aug. 27. Ranulph de Mannby acknowledges that he owes to Hugh son of Adam 

Greenhow. do Thorgamby 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Sept. 4. Walter de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Whorlton. Ayremynne, clerk, 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
{ Wheruelton.) igjicis and chattels in CO. York and in the bishopric of Durham. — The chan- 
cellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Sandale to Nicholas son and heir of 
John de Benyngton of all actions, etc., by reason of any contract or any- 
thing else, and especially by reason of any recognisance made in chancery, the 
exchequer, the king's IJench, or elsewhere, and by reason of any feoffment 
of charters, etc., made between him and Nicholas. Witnesses : Sir 
William de Ayrem[ynne] ; Sir Richard de Cornubia; Sir Edmund le 
Wastenais, Sir Anketin Salvayn, knights; Stephen de Eyvill; Nicholas de 
Langton, then mayor of York; Nicholas Fouk, Robert de Molseby, and 
Robert del Wald, then bailiffs of York. Dated at York, on Thursday 
before the Nativity of St. Mary, 17 Edward 11. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at York, on 5 September, 
and acknowledged the above. 

Aug. 17. To R. king of Jerusalem and Sicily. The king reminds him that he 

Pickering, lately wrote to him and requested him by his envoys to restore the portions 
of the counties of Provence and Forcalquier {Folcatarii) due to the king 
by inheritance, but at present the king has no certain knowledge of the will 
of the king of Jerusalem and Sicily ; he has therefore caused to be sent to 
the king of Jerusalem Master Adam Myrymouth, J.C.P., canon of Hereford, 
to whom the king has fully expressed his will upon these matters and upon 
others near the king's heart in the Roman court, and he requests the king of 
Jerusalem to cause the aforesaid portions to be restored amicably, in con- 
sideration of their near kinsmanship, and that he wiU give credence to what 
Master Adam shall say to him on the king's behalf, and that he will prose- 
cute before the pope those things that the king has prayed for, and that he 
will send a suitable written answer by Master Adam as to what he will do 
concerning the portions aforesaid. \^F(Bdera^^ 



Aug. 28. 
Greenhow. 



Sept. 1. 
(Greenhow. 



Membrane 38rf. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that the king has granted licence to Edmund, earl of Kent, that he and 
others may tourney at Northampton on Sunday after Michaelmas next, 
notwithstanding the king's late order to prohibit tournaments. By p.s. 

Brother Walter, abbot of Yaudey, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Gerardinus Janny, Taldus Valory, Bonus Philippi, 
Bernardus Cattany. Peter Renery, John Francisci, and their fellows of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, 800 marts ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their ecclesiastical goods and lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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137 



Sept. 4. 
Whorlton. 



1323. Membrane 38c? — conf. 

William de Bernthorp and Thomas Shepeshank of Addewyk acknow- 
ledge that they owe to the master and brethren of the hospital of 
St. Leonard's York 61. 5s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Sept. 7. John de Evesham came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Bertin, 

Barnard Castle, and sought to replevy to William Uth[l]agwe of Ireland the said William's 

land in Bristol, which was taken into the king's liands for his default before 

the justices of the Bench against the master of the hospital of St. John the 

Baptist, Bristol. This is signified to the justices. 

Richard Gerveys came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Bertin, 
and sought to replevy to Nicholas de Roubergwe his land in the suburbs of 
Bristol, which was taken into tlie king's hands for his default against the 
aforesaid master. This is signified to the justices. 

To him who supplies the place of the constable of Dover and of the 
warden of the Cinque Ports. Whereas the king has frequently ordered 
him, by letters under the great seal and by letters under the privy seal, to 
cause diligent search to be made in the aforesaid ports of all letters coming 
into the realm from parts beyond sea and going from this realm to parts 
beyond sea, and to send to the king all those that are prejudicial to him 
or the right of the crown, or that are suspected of being so, before execu- 
tion of them be done, in which matter he has been negligent, as the king 
learns by experience, especially as many letters with bulls and other letters 
from parts beyond sea were afterwards brought into the realm ; the king 
therefore orders him, under pain of grievous forfeiture, to cause such 
diligent search to be made in the ports aforesaid for such letters brought 
into, or sent out of the realm that no letters under bulls or other letters 
prejudicial to the king or the right of his crown shall be brought into the 
kingdom, but that they shall be sent to the king for inspection before they 
be put into execution, as is aforesaid. 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs of the following places : 

Sandwich. Donewyche. 

La Rie. Seford. 

Rymenhale. Ipswich. 

Bristol. Yarmouth. 

Wynchelse, Plymmouthe. 

Heeth. Lenne. 

Dover. Blakeney. 

Portemuthe. Weymouth. 

Southampton. Herewych. 

London. Axemuth. 

Hasting'. 

To the same. Whereas the king has frequently ordered him to make 
diligent search for letters as above, and, notwithstanding these orders, 
many letters have been since brought into the realm and presented to the 
king that are prejudicial to the king and his crown and to others of his 
realm, of which letters the king had not been previously warned by him, 
•whereby it is evident that he has been remiss and negligent in the execution 
of the above orders, and the king is now given to understand that Roger de 
Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, who lately escaped from prison in the Tower 
of London and went to parts beyond sea, and other rebels who have 
escaped to parts beyond sea and many others suspected by the king have 
sent divers letters into the realm, and send them day by day, whereby many 
perils may arise ; the king therefor orders him, under pain of grievous for- 
feiture, to cause diligent search to be made of all letters brought into the 
realm from parts beyond sea and sent thither from the realm, and if the said 



Sept. 20. 

Kirkby 
Malzeard. 



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1323. 



Sept. 20. 

Kirkby 
Malzeard, 



Membrane SSc? — cont. 
Roger or others of the king's enemies aforesaid come to any parts of his 
bailiwick or send letters into the realm, he is to arrest them or the said 
letters, and to send the letters to the king, and to arrest all persons bring- 
ing letters into the realm from any suspects or carrying the same to parts 
beyond sea. "7 ^• 

The like to the following : 

The bailiffs of Harwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of La Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Hastyng'. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Duuwich. 

The bailiffs of Waymuth. 

The mayor aud bailiffs of Romenale. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Portesmuth, 

The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Lenne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hethe. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Plummuth. 

The bailiffs of Blakeneye. 

The bailiffs of Seford. 

The bailiffs of Axemuth. 

To W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer. Order to take counsel with those 
of the port of London and to cause diligent search to be made for such 
letters as are aforesaid on both sides of the water of Thames from London 
to the high sea, and to arrest the aforesaid Roger or other enemies of the 
king, etc. {as in preceding order), as such letters may be carried con- 
veniently by the water of Thames between the sea and London by day and 
night. By K. 



Membrane 37d. 

Aug. 24. To John de Kilvyngton, keeper of the lands of certain rebels in co. York. 

Edgeton. Order to pay to Isabella, late the wife of Gilbert de Briddeshale, the arrears 
of 8 marks yearly out of the issues of the manor of Hugate from the time 
when it was taken into the king's hands, and to restore the manor to her to 
be held in dower, unless he think it more to the king's advantage to retain 
the manor in his hands for the unexpired year of the two years after the 
death of Bartholomew Bakun, in which case he is to pay her 8 marks for 
that year and to restore the manor to her at the end of the year, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the keeper that Isabella was dowered of 
the aforesaid manor at the church door by the said Gilbert on Thursday 
before Christmas, 22 Edward I., and that Gilbert dowered her thereof by 
charter, and that he afterwards demised the manor to the said Bartholomew 
for Ufe and for two years after his death for the execution of his will, 
rendering therefor to Gilbert 8 marks yearly, and that Isabella accepted the 
demise after Gilbert's death, and that she received the said sum yearly from 
Bartholomew from St. Nicholas, 20 {sic) Edward I., until St. Barnabas, in the 
15th year of the present reign, when the manor was taken into the king's 
hands by reason of Bartholomew's adherence to certain rebels, and that she 
received the 8 marks in name of dower, in form aforesaid. If the manof 



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Sept. 1. 

Greenhow. 



1323. Membrane 37c? — cont. 

have been demised at farm by the king's order, Isabella shall satisfy the 

fermors for their expenses in the manor from the time of the demise by the 

keeper's view. By p.s. 

Vacated, because otherwise within. 

Nicholas del Clay of Fadmore in Eydal and William de Carleton acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John de Farmanby, chaplain, 100«. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Aug. 28. John de Rotherfeld acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Raynevyll 
Greenhow. 8/. 2*. 6rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Sept. 12. William de Berley acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynn, 
Barnard Castle. clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. — ^The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Sept. 12. Eobert, son of Roger de Thorleby near Brunne, co. Lincoln, acknow- 
Bamard Castle, ledges that he owes to John son of Richard son of Petronilla de Sancto 
Botulpho 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Adam de PoUes of York acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Coup- 
mauthorp of York 18/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Sept. 15. Master William de Walyngford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to the 
Bichmond. king 1 00/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

Sept. 21. John son of Richard son of Adam de Clyf acknowledges that he owes to 
Kirkby William de Ayremynne, clerk, 61. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
Malzeard. jjjg lands and chattels in CO. York. 



Sept. 23. 
Bamsgill. 



Sept. 20. 

Kirkby 

Malzeard, 



Oct. 1. 

SHpton-in- 

CiaTen, 



William son of William de Skipton came before the king, on Friday after 
St. Matthew, and sought to replevy his land in Broghton near Skipton in 
Cravene, which was taken into tiie king's hands for his default before the 
justices of the Bench against Joan, late the wife of William de Sheffeld. 
This is signified to the justices. 

To the abbot and convent of Begham. Request that they will admit 
brother Thomas de Dunolm[ia], canon of Egleston abbey, of the same 
order, to stay amongst them until the latter abbey be reheved, as it has been 
so destroyed by the Scotch rebels that the canons cannot live together 
there, and that they will minister to him all things necessary as to one of 
their own brethren. By K. 

The like to the following houses for- the canons of the said abbey 
mentioned below : 

The abbot and convent of Langedon for brother Bernard de Langeton. 

The abbot and convent of Barlynges for brother John de Thexton. 

The abbot and convent of IvTeweson for brother Alexander de Eseby. 

The abbot and convent of Derham for brother Geoffrey de Driffeld. 

The abbot and convent of Langeleye for brother Michael de Ber- 
nyngham. 

The abbot and convent of Coverham for brother Thomas de Thexton, 

The abbot and convent of Croxton for brother Thomas de Oteryngton. 

Henry son of Alan Reynoldson of Normanton acknowledges that he owes 
to Benedict de Normanton, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham, 



140 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



n QOQ Membrane 36rf. 

Sept. 25. To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Gloucester. 

Haywra. Order to distrain all those who are bound to do homage to the king by 

reason of the aforesaid lands and have not yet done so to come to the king 

without delay to do homage, certifying the king of the names of those 

distrained in execution of this order. By K. 

The like to the following keepers : 

Richard de Emeldon, in co. Northumberland and the bishopric of 

Durham. 
John de Kilvyngton, between the waters of These and Use, co. York. 
Thomas Deyvill, this side the Use, except the manor of Skipton-in- 

Oraven, in the same county. 
Henry de Malton, in cos. Westmoreland and Cumberland, and the 

castles and manors of Skipton-in-Craven and Burton-in-Londesdale, 

in the same county. 
Robert de Aston, in cos. Somerset, Dorset, and Gloucester. 
Gilbert de Sengelton, of the castle of Haulton and of lands in 

Congelton, Wittele, and Longedendale, co. Chester, and Wydnes, 

CO. Lancaster. 
John de Lek, in cos. Derby and Stafford. 
Walter de Kilvyngton, in co. York. 
Hugh Castelon, in the same county. 

Robert Tuchet, keeper of the castle and soke of Melburne. 
John de Lanc[astria], in co. Lancaster. 
Roger Carles, in cos. Hereford, Worcester, and Salop. 
Roger Belegrave, in co. Leicester. 
John le Porter of Stebbyng, in co. Essex. 
Alan de Cubbeldyk, in co. Lincoln. 

Robert de Stok, in cos. Warwick, Oxford, Bedford, and Buckingham. 
Richard de Whatton, in cos. Nottingliam, Northampton, and Rutland, 

and the fees of Lancaster and de Ferariis in those counties and in 

cos. Lincoln and Nottingham. 
Robert de Bures, in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
WilHam de Polley of Buntyngford, in co. Hertford. 
William de Tatham, clerk, in Blakeburnshire, Totyngton, Rachedale, 

and Penwortham, co. Lancaster, and Bouland, co. York. 
Robert de Hungerford, in the city of London and cos. Middlesex, 

Wilts, Berks, and Southampton. 

Sept. 27. Andrew de Merkyngfeld acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Neuby, 

Haywra. executor of the will of John de Merkyngfeld, 100 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas de Scotland came before the king, on Saturday after Michaelmas 
last, and sought to replevy to Alan Flondes and Avice his wife their land in 
Richemund, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before 
the justices of the Bench against Gilbert le Clerk of Rychemound and 
Cicely his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Oct. 1. To John de Fienles. The king is given to understand that he receives 

Skipton-in- in his lordship of Picardy and cherishes and maintains Roger de Mortuo 
Craven. Mari of Wyggemore, the king's enemy, who escaped from the Tower of 
London, and other rebels who have likewise fled the realm, and the king is 
the more astonished at this because John holds lands within his realm, and 
the king has procured John's advantages and profits hitherto and confided 
in him especially. As the king reputes the favourers and receivers of the 
eaid rebels as adhering to them against him, he orders the said John to 



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1323. Membrane 36d — cont. 

arrest the aforesaid rebels if they have come to or can be found in his power, 
and to send them to him, and not to aid or receive them in any way, 
certifying the king by the bearer hereof of his proceedings. By K. 

[^Fcedera.'} 
The like to Robert de Fienles. [Ibid.] 

Richard de Musle, constable of Pontefract castle, sent Thomas de Shirugg, 
lately taken and imprisoned in that castle by the king's order, into chancery 
at Wakefeld by Henry de Swylyngton, his keeper, who brought the said 
Thomas into chancery at Wakefeld on Thursday the feast of St. Edward, 
to wit 13 October, before Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of 
Middlesex, the chancellor, at the first hour, and the chancellor forthwith 
delivered Thomas from Henry's custody, by virtue of the king's writ of 
privy seal, and after the delivery Thomas and those named below made the 
following recognisance to the king : 

Oct. 13. Thomas de Shirugg of cos. Devon and Wilts, Nicholas de Erghes, vicar 

IghtenhiU. of the church of All Saints, Pontefract, of co. York, John Alayn of 
CO. Somerset, and William Spicer of co. York acknowledge that they owe 
to the king 200/., to be paid at the king's will ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in the aforesaid county. And the said 
Thomas granted that the king may take all his lands, goods and chattels 
into his hands, and hold them until the said sum be paid. 

John Alayn of co. Somerset acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid 
Nicholas de Erghes 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Oct. 17. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest beyond 

Holland. Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to replevy to the abbot of 

St. Victor in Normandy his wood of Clacford, which has been taken into 

the king's hands by him, if it be repleviable according to the assize of the 

Forest. 

To Master John de Stratford. Order not to bear into the realm, 

prosecute, promote, or use by himself or by others, publicly or secretly, 

without consulting the king, anything prejudicial to the king or his realm, 
the laws or customs of the same, or the king's prerogatives, under pain of 
forfeiture of all that he can forfeit, as the king understands that John, 
acting fraudulently in the affairs committed to him by the king for the 
profit of himself and his friends, not without the vice of ambition, has 
procured for himselE the contraiy of the king's desire enjoined upon him 
and expounded to him, and has obtained other things for himself and his 
friends prejudicial and derogatory to the king and his crown and the rights 
and laws of the realm, and intends to bring, prosecute, and promote them 
in the realm. 

To the constable of Dover castle and the warden of the Cinque Ports, or 
to him who supplies his place. Order to inhibit the said John and the 
members of his household and others whomsoever coming into the realm 
hereafter from bringing into the realm, prosecuting, promoting, or using 
without consulting the king anything prejudicial to the king or his realm, the 
laws or customs of the same, or the king's prerogatives, under pain of 
forfeiture of all that they can forfeit. In order that the said John may be 
unable to excuse himself by the pretext of ignorance, the constable is to 
deliver to him by the witness of trustworthy men the king's writ directed 
to him, which the king sends to the constable. The constable is ordered 
to certify the king by letter of his proceedings in this matter, and of the 
names of those whom he shall thus inhibit. 



142 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 
Oct. 1. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 

Oct. 1. 

Skipton-in- 
Craven. 



Oct. 8. 
Ightenhill. 



Oct. 25. 
Holland. 



Oct. 28. 
Liverpool. 



Membrane 35d. 

Peter Cobbe of Sutbkelleseye acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 64/. ; to be levied, in default 
©f payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Donestaple, parson of Wittele church, diocese of Winchester, 
and William de Donestaple, parson of the church of Langathan, diocese of 
St. Davids, acknowledge that they owe to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Surrey. 

Thomas de Wylughby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Richard de Baldok 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Butterwyk, the elder, and Thomas de Butterwyk acknowledge 
that they owe to the master and brethren of St. Leonard's hospital, York, 
60*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels iu 
CO. York. 

Robert de Wombwell acknowledges that he owes to Henry Louvel of 
Wombwell, 41. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 



Membrane 32d. 

Oct. 28. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest beyond 

Liverpool. Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Claryndon. Order 

to cause the wood of Wyly and Babestok, which has been taken into the 

king's hands for trespass of vert, to be replevied to the abbess of Wylton, if 

it be repleviable according to the assize of the Forest. 

Nov. 9. John de Mildecombe acknowledges that he owes to Robert son of Guy, 

Croxden. parson of the church of Wygynton, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Mildecombe, 
clerk, 100/. ; fo be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Gloucester. 

Nov. 2. William le Engleys is sent to the abbot and convent of Malmesbury to 

HaltoD. receive from their house such maintenance as Philip de Artoys, deceased, 

had therein at the late king's request. By p,s. [6726.] 

Nov. 10. Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh acknowledges that he owes to 
Nottingham. Eleanor, late the wife of Henry Percy, 64 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 12. Fulk de Penbrigge, John de Chetewynde, Walter de Hugford, and 
Nottingham. William de Erkhale, knights, acknowledge that they owe to Master Henry 
de Mammesfeld, dean of St. Mary's Lincoln, 20/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Salop. 

Thomas de Hastang' acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Tuttebiry 
12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Warwick. 

Nov. 13. John de Waynflet acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Wodehous, 

Nottingham, canon of Southwell, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of pajnnent, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Nottingham and Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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143 



1323. 



Nov. 15. 

Nottingham. 



Nov. 18. 
Nottingham, 



Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 32c? — cont. 
John de Salop, parson of Swynnerton church, diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to William de Holyns, clerk, 33«. 'id. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Stafford. 

William son of William le Clerk of Burton ' in the Clay ' acknowledges 
that he owes to Master Thomas de Corbrigge, canon of St. Mary's, Lincoln, 
140/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

William Torkard and John Thebold acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert de Hemelhamstede 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John Moritz acknowledges that he owes to Eobert de Watevill 100*. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Watevill, knight, puts in his place Robert de Bilkemore and 
Theobald Portjoye to prosecute a recognisance for 40 marks made to him in 
chancery by Thomas de Hauvill. 

Richard son of Henry de Grey of Codenore acknowledges that he owes 
to Hugh de GoushiU, parson of the church of Radeclyve-on-Trent, 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Geoffrey, prior of Lenton, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Master Thomas de Segrave 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. Nottingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Philip de Somervill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Lincoln of Notingham 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Thomas de Segrave, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to the prior and 
convent of Lenton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment,^ of his lands 
and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane Z\d. 

Nov. 17. Roger Dayncurt, parson of the church of Esshore, and Hugh de 
Nottingham. Stapelford acknowledge that they owe to Hugh le Despenser, earl of 
Winchester, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham and Derby. 

John de Barkeworth, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le 
Despenser, earl of Winchester, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert son of Robert le Coroner of Scardeburgh acknowledges that he 

owes to John de Ellerker, the elder, 40i. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Nov. 16. Laurence de Toppediff acknowledges that he owes to John Pecche, 

Nottingham, knight, lord of Hamton-in-Ardern, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry Pedewardyn, son of Roger Pedewardin, acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas West 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. 

Nov. 19. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 19. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 19. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 15. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 19. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 31ef — cont. 

Michael de Meldon, parson of Camshale church, diocese of York, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Walter, bishop of Exeter, 200 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged iy Robert de Taunton, one of the 
executors of the bishop's will. 

Alice, daughter of Sibyl Thwong, of Tickehill, acknowledges that she owes 
to Robert de Kelm 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Damory, knight, to John de Gorges, 
clerk, of 14/. yearly for life, to be received from Richard's manor of 
Plumpton Pirye, co. Northampton. Dated at Notingham, 18 November, 
17 Edward IL 

Stephen de Ingworth acknowledges that he owes to John Sturmy, knight, 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Richard de Grey of Codenore and John de Shirfeld, knights, acknowledge 
that they owe to John atte Nonnes, citizen and draper of London, 60/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Essex 
and Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said Richard acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Sallowe of 
Stanton 342/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 

Nicholas de Grey acknowledges that he owes to Philip son of Philip de 
Ewe of Oxford, merchant, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to permit Neapollo, cardinal-deacon of 
the Roman church, to have respite until Midsummer next for aU tenths and 
impositions touching his prebend of Suth Cave in St. Peter's York, as the 
king has granted him respite until then. By K. 

The like to the sheriffs of Northampton and Buckingham, concerning his 
prebend of Sutton in St. Mary's Lincoln. 

Nicholas le Litster of Rypon acknowledges that he owes to Alan de 
Tesdale 50«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, by his petition before 
the king at Notingham, in the octaves of Martinmas, prayed the king that 
whereas the office of the marshalsea, which pertains to him in inheritance' 
by virtue of the king's gift, has been taken into the king's hands before the 
justices to hold pleas before the king, it may please the king to restore the 
office to him. 

And Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices appointed to hold the 
said pleas, who were then present, being addressed by the king, said that 
when they were lately in the county of Lancaster holding the said pleas no 
one was executing the said office for the aforesaid earl, and the king when 
this was notified to him, appointed one of his men to execute the office in 
the earl's default. And the earl was told that he may make a fine with the 
king for this default if he thought fit. And the earl made fine with the 
king in 100/., and the king restored the office to him for that fine and 



17 EDWARD II. 



I'lS 



1323. 



Nov. 22. 
Nottingham. 

Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 24. 
BaTensdale. 



Dec. 2. 
Barensdale. 



Nov. 24. 
Bavensdale. 



Nov. 24. 
Nottingham, 



Dec. 7. 
Bavensdale. 

81294. 



Membrane 31 d — cont. 

pardoned him the .said sum, and enjoined him orally to appoint such deputies 
in the office of the marshalsea as should be sufficient aud suitable for the king 
and his people, who should keep the earl harmless, and should warn [him, and] 
that if hereafter damage should arise to the king by any one deputed by the 
earl in these offices, the king would punish the earl (caperet ad comitem). 

Thomas de Eyton acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Staunton, 
knight, 6/. 6s. Orf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to cause the prelates and clergy of 
his province to be convoked at York at the octaves of St. Hilary next, and 
to explain to them the matters treated of with him and other prelates and 
magnates of the realm at Notingham for the honour of the church and the 
estate and honour of the realm, which matters could not be then expedited 
without the counsel and consent of the prelates and clergy of the realm, and 
to induce the said prelates and clergy of his province to give prompt 
counsel, aid, and assent to the matters aforesaid. By K. 

[Foedera ; Pari. Writs.'\ 

The like to the archbishop of Canterbury, to convoke the prelates and 
clergy of his province at St. Paul's London at the said octaves. [Ibid.'\ 

John Malemayns of Waldewershare, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 9/. 7s. ^d. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands aud chattels in co. Lancaster. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Toppisfeld, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
"William de Felstede 16/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Reginald son of Roger de la More of Chelmersford, acknowledges that 
he owes to Reginald de Conductu, the elder, citizen of London, 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the aforesaid 
city. 

Master Thomas de Garton, parson of Overe church, acknowledges that 
he owes to "William de Ryslaye, parson of the church of Mysne, 60 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Cam- 
bridge and York. 

To Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. Order to aid and counsel John 
Darcy, whom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland, and whom he 
has sent to that land from his side, in those things that are for the good 
rule of the said land and for the conservation of the king's honour and 
profit, as often as required by the said John. By K. 

The like to the following : 

Thomas son of John, earl of Kyldare. 

John de Bermyngeham, earl of Loueth. 

Maurice son of Thomas. 

"William de Burgo. 

John Barry. 

John le Peer, baron of Donoyl. 

Arnald le Power. 

Thomas le Botiller. 

Richard de Twyt, 

Percival Simeon acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Besyles 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 



148 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1323. 

Nov. 18. 
Nottingham. 



Nov. 24. 
Eavensdale. 



Nov. 25. 
KaroDsdale. 



Dec. 6. 

Eavensdale. 



Nov. 23. 
Nottingham. 

Dec. 1. 

Eavensdale. 

Nov. 20. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 30d. 

To Hugli de Castellon, keeper of the manor of Kirkeby Malesart. Order 
not to distrain the abbot of Fountayns for his homage and fealty for the 
lands that he holds of the king as of that manor, as he has done homage and 
fealty to the king therefor. By K. 

The like to Thomas Dayvill, keeper of the castle and honour of Ponte- 
fract, in favour of the abbot of Kirkestal. 

The like to William de Tatham, keeper of the castle and manor of 
Cliderhou, in favour of the abbot of Kirkestall. By K. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to summon the archbishops, bishops, 
abbots, priora, earls, barons, knights, and all other free tenants having lands 
vfithin the boundaries of the forest in his bailiwick, and four men and the 
reeve from every town within the forest, the foresters of the towns, and all 
others who are wont to corae and ought to come before the justices of Forest 
pleas to be at Stratford-atte-Bowe in the octaves of St. Hilary next, before 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, "William la Zousch of Assheby, and 
William de Cleyden,whom the king has appointed justices in eyre on this 
occasion for the pleas of the Forest in that county, to hear and execute the 
king's order concerning what pertains to the pleas aforesaid, and to cause 
to come before the said justices all foresters and verderers since the last 
pleas of the Forest, with all their attachments of vert and venison that have 
arisen and have not besn determined since the last pleas, to wit attach- 
ments both of those who reside within the forest and of those who reside 
•without it, and to cause the regarders in his bailiwick to come before the 
justices with all their regards sealed with their seals, and to cause all the 
king's agisters of his bailiwick to come with all agistments. By K. 

The abbot of Vaudey acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Asselinus Simonet and Guitenello Siraonet 701. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Master Simon de Clare acknowledges that he owes to Master Geoffrey de 
Clare, rector of Bodeneye church, diocese of Norwich, 100 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

The abbot of Waverle acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to William de Cusaunce, clerk, 44/. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Carleton, parson of a moiety of the church of Ekyngton, diocese 
of Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Duugall Make- 
douel, knight, 8/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Derby. 

William* de Newehagh acknowledges that he owes to Master Adam de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Eobert But of Norwich acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Todeworth of Salisbury 129/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. Summons to attend a collo- 
quium to be held at Westminster in the octaves of St. Hilary next. By K. 
[Pari. Writs.] 

The like to nine earls and forty-nine others. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and SuflPolk. Order to cause knights of the 
shire, citizens and burgesses to come to Westminster at the above date to con- 
sent to what shall be then ordained. [Ibid.] By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs'of England. [Ibid.] 



17 EDWAED II. 



147 



1323. Membrane 2>0d — cont. 

Nov. 20. To W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer. Order to be at Westminster at 

Nottingham, the above date, to treat with the king and othurs of his council. By K. 

{Ibid.'] 

The like to twenty others. \_Ibid.'] 

Nov. 20. To the abbot of Waltham. Order to attend in person the meeting of the 

Nottingham, clergy of the province of Canterbury that the king has ordered W. arch- 
bishop of Canterbury to convoke at St. Paul's London at the octaves of 
St. Hilary next, to give his counsel, aid, and assent to what shall then 
be propounded. {Ibid.] By K. 

The like to twenty-two abbots, two priors, and the master of the order of 
Semplingham. {Ibid.] 



Membrane 29d. 

Nov. 24. To the keepers of the port of Dover. Order not to permit Master John 
RaTensdale. de Stratford or any of his men or any one in his name to cross the sea 
without the king's special order and licence, and to make diligent search in 
this matter, so that they may not merit the king's censure fur their default 
or negligence, certifying the king from time to time in writing of their 
proceedings in this matter, the king having lately sent the said John to the 
Roman court as his envoy, where John stayed for some time upon the king's 
affairs, as the king, npon hearing of his arrival in the realm, sent Hugh le 
Despenser, lord of Glomorgan, the king's chamberlain, Geoffrey le Scrop, 
justice of the Bench, and Master Robert de Ayleston, keeper of the privy 
seal, the king's secretaries to whom he had committed and communicated 
his secret affairs, to the said John at Notingham, ordering him to certify 
the king by them of what he had done in the aforesaid matters, and John 
would not answer them, and the king thereupon caused him to be called to 
appear before him, but the said John withdrew himself by subterfuge. 

By p.s. 
The like to the keepers of the following ports : 



London. 

Bristol. 

Briggewauter. 

Lyme. 

Dertemuth. 

Weymuth. 

Pluinmuth. 

Exemuth. 

Falemuth. 

Sutton. 

Melcombe. 

La Pole. 

Southampton. 

Porcestre. 

De Lee. 

Yermuth-in-Wyght. 

Lynington. 

Kykavene. 

Warram. 

Sitemuth. 

Fowy. 

Elvertecombe. 

Barestaple. 

Wynchelse. 

Dunewych. 



Great Yarmouth. 

Little Yarmouth. 

Nesse. 

Lenne. 

Botelstane. 

Waynflete. 

Grymmesby. 

Barton. 

Paulesflete. 

Kyngeston-on-HulI. 

Burton Stather. 

Geynesburgh. 

Faxflete. 

Scardburgh. 

Flayneburgh. 

Fyvele. 

Whiteby. 

Hertelpole. 

Newcastle. 

Neubiggyng. 

Baumburgh. 

Hali Eland. 

Twedemuth. 

Wytetavene. 



K 2 



148 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1323. Membrane 29d — cont. 

Pevenese. Skymbiimes. 

Euinenhale. Dalton in Furnays. 

Hethe. Cartmel. 

Sandwich. Cestre. 

Faversham. Aberconwey. 

Seint Os[yth ?]. Castelcuby. 

Blakeney. Beanmarreys. 

Orford. Flynt. 

Herewych. Eothelan. 

Colecestre. Lampadervaure. 

Gosseford. Neuport. 
Gippeswych. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to enjoin all bailiffs or keepers of ports 

within his bailiwick to cause diligent search to be made as above, and not 

to permit the aforesaid John or any of his men or any one in his name to 

cross the sea without the king's special order and licence. By the same writ. 

The hke to the sheriffs of the following counties: 

Kent. Cumberland. 

Sussex. Northumberland. 

Southampton. York. 

Somerset and Dorset. Lincoln. 

Devon. Northampton. 

Cornwall. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

Gloucester. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Lancaster. Essex. 

William Gentilcorps puts in his place Theobald Poleyn to prosecute 

a recognisance for 55 marks made to him in chancery by Thomas de 

Outhenby. 

Dee. 11. John de Gloucestre, son of Adam de Tudenham, chaplain, acknowledges 

Eavensdale. that lie owes to Master John de Gloucestre, son of Robert de Notegrave, 

401. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Gloucester. 

Assignment of dower to Margery, late the wife of John de Clare, of a 
third of a messuage and of a carucate of land in co. Oxford, by virtue of an 
order of Master John Walewayn, escheator this side Trent, to John de 
Bury, sub-escheator in the aforesaid county, made at Mucheleburton on 
Saturday before St. Nicholas, 17 Edward II. ; to wit in the chief messuage 
in the said town a house on the north, with the adjoining croft called 
' Grascroft,' with free ingress and egress at both gates ; a third of a dovecote 
with free ingress and egress ; 1^ acres in Yatfurlong ; 1| acres in Lovecroft- 
furlong ; 5 acres and 1 rood in Longcroftfurlong ; 3^ acres in the same 
'furlong'; IJ acres in Sevenacrefurlong ; 3^ acres in Brechfurlong ; 
4^ acres and a rood in Hullefurlong ; 1| acres and a rood of meadow in 
Honymede ; 2^ acres of pasture in HuUese ; a rent of 2*. Sd. yearly from 
Thomas de Walcote ; and Henry Syward, bondman, with all his rent and 
service. 



"William Clement of Nastoke puts in his place William de Stoke, clerk, 
and Robert Broun to prosecute a recognisance of 100 marks made to him in 
chancery by Walter le Foundre. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of John le Campion of Hokesworth to 
Thomas de Sibethorp, clerk, of all the lands in Hokesworth that descended 
to John after his father's death. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Novo Mercato, 
Sir John de Mounteny, Sir Reginald de Aslacton, knights ; Richard de 



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149 



1323. Membrane 29c? — cont. 

Wliatton ; Robert his son ; Simon de SibeiJiorp ; Henry de Musters ; John 
de Wymbissh; Robert le Graunt; William le Clerk of Hokesworth ; John 
son of Nicholas of the same. Dated at Hokesworth, 20 September, 
1 7 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster, on 10 De- 
cember, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid John to the said Thomas of his 
right in all the lands that Thomas has of his gift in Hokesworth. Wit- 
nesses as above. Dated at Hokesworth, 1 December, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum^ that John came into chancery at Westminster, on 10 De- 
cember, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Dec. 13. John son of John de Weston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Joan 

Ravensdale. Hurel of London 40Z. ; to be levied, in defaiilt of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Devon, Southampton, and Oxford. 

John de Aune of Chelwarton acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
Normaunt 500Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 



Dec. 14. 

Ravensdale. 



Dec. 27. 
KemlTTorth. 



Membrane 28<f. 

John Joye puts iu his place Hugh de Bardelby, clerk, to prosecute a 
recognisance for 200/. made to him in chancery by Roger de Brok and 
William his son. 

Henry Norman of Berkhampstede, Thomas de Chetyngton, Ralph his 
brother, and Roger Cliaunteclere acknowledge that they owe to the prior 
of St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, JOOZ ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham, Bedford, 
Middlesex, and Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by brother John, prior of St. Bartholomew's, 
Smethefeld, London, and the convent of the same place to brother Ralph, 
rector of the house of Assherugge, and to the convent of the same of their 
right in the advowson and patronage of the church of Hemelharapsted, co. 
Hertford, and in the church, and in the chapels thereto pertaining. The 
prior and convent of St. Bartholomew's renounce all privileges, charters, 
and instruments obtained by them or their predecessors, or to be obtained, 
for the said church. Witnesses : Sir Philip de Aylesbury, knight : John 
de la Haye ; John Aignel ; Robert de Asshelee ; John Bever ; Roger de 
Luda ; Henry Norman of Berkhampsted ; Andrew Jargevile of Mentemor ; 
Thomas de Chetyugdon, citizen of London; Ralph de Chetyngdon, his 
brother; Roger Channtecler of London. Dated at London, on Tuesday, 
the feast of St. Lucy, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that the prior came into chancery, on Wednesday after 
the said feast, and acknowledged the above. 

Edmund le Vaux of Maydenstan acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
Crislemasse of Canterbury 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels iu co. Kent. 

John Darcy 'le neveu' acknowledges that he owes to the king 100/.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Robert atte Gerne of Northelingham and Thomas le Northren of 
Buthehamwell acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Watevill 10/.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 



160 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1323. Membrane 28d—cone. 

Dec. 27. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, Iceeper of the Forest this 

Kenilworth. side Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to replevy to John de 

Gorge, reeve of St. Elizabeth, his wood of Norton, within the bounds of 

the forest of Claryndon, which was taken into the king's hands by reason 

of trespass of vert in that wood. . 

The like in favour of Walter de Romeseye for his wood of Donwod, 
within the bounds of the same forest. 

Assignment of dower to Margery, late the wife of John de Clare, of a 
third of a messuage and of a carucate of land in co. Oxford, by virtue of an 
order of Master John Walewayn, escheator this side Trent, to John de 
Bury, sub-escheator in the said county, made at Mncheleburton, on 
Saturday after St. Nicholas, 17 Edward II. : to wit in the chief messuage 
of the same town a house on the north, with an adjoining croft called 
' Grascroft,' with free ingress and egress at both gates ; a third of a dove- 
cot, with free ingress and egress ; 1 1 acres in Yatfurlong ; 1^ acres iu 
Lonecroftfurlong; 5 acres and 1 rood in Longooftfurlong (sic); 3^ acres in 
Longooftfurlong ; 1^ acres in Seven acrefurlong ; 3j acres in Breohfurlong ; 
4i acres and 1 rood in HuUefurlong ; 1| acres and a rood of meadow 
in Honymede ; 2\ acres of pasture in HuUese ; 2*. 8d. of rent yearly 
from Thomas de Walcote ; and Henry Syward, bondman, with all his rent 
and service. 

Enrolment of partition of the lands that belonged to Gregory de 
Eelmyngham. Whereas the manor of Pelniyngham and Bekham, which 
Gregory held of the king in chief by homage, and the manor of^Suth- 
birlingham, two messuages and 60 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
2 acres of turbary, 20 acres of saltmarsh, 20 acres of reedbed, 4s. of rent, 
and the rent of four bushels of salt in Malteby, Fyleby, Haryngby, 
Stokesby, Bunham, Marchham, Ormesby, and Thunstale, which Gregory 
held of other lords by divers services, descended in inheritance after his 
death to John de Elmyngham and James Rythwys, kinsmen and co-heirs 
of Gregory, the issue of his two sisters, and to Christiana, the sister and 
third heir of Gregory, to Ela, his sister and fourth heii', married to Oliver 
atte Mowe, to Joan, his sister and fifth heir, and to Alice, his sister and 
sixth heir, married to James de Whytewell ; and afterwards, before the 
making of the partition of the inheritance, the said John de Elmyngham 
granted to the aforesaid James Rythwys and to Robert Bryan all his 
purparty of the inheritance, and hereupon James and Robert, as of the 
king's tenure aforesaid, had the king's licence and charter to hold the same 
to them and their heirs ; and likewise before the partition the aforesaid 
Christiana enfeoffed one Walter de Whytewell of her purparty of the said 
inheritance, and Walter had similar licence from the king and had full 
seisin of the purparty by fine levied in the king's court, and he granted the 
said purparty by the king's licence to the aforesaid Christiana and to James 
de Whytewell and Alice his wife, and to the heirs of the said James ; and 
in like manner the aforesaid Joan granted her purparty before the partition 
to the said Christiana and James de Whytewell and Alice his wife, and to 
the heirs of James, by fine levied in the king's court and by the king's 
licence ; and the said James de Whytewell and Alice his wife, the sister 
and sixth heir of the aforesaid Gregory, granted all their purparty of the 
inheritance to Walter de Whitewell and to his heirs, and had licence from 
the king to do so, and Walter, after having seisin thereof, granted it by 
fine levied in the king's court and by the king's licence to Christiana and 
James de Whitewell and Alice his wife, and to the heirs of James. And 
hereupon, by the king's writ annexed to this inquis-ilion, partition is made 
before the king's escheator at Felmyngham, on 4 July, 16 Edward II., 
between the aforesaid heirs and acquirers by their assent in this form, so 



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151 



1323. 



1324. 

Jan. 2. 
Eenilwoitb. 

Jan. 11. 

Worcester. 



Jan. 18. 
Gloucester. 



Jan. 10. 
Worcester. 



Membrane 28d — cont. 
tliat f-acii of them shall remain as the king's tenant : to wit that there remain 
to the said Robert Brian in the manor of Felmyngham 15 acres of arable land, 
extended at 22s. 6d. yearly ; 1^ roods of meadow, extended at 6|rf, yearly; 
four messuages and 17 acres and 1 rood of arable land in the hands of 
John le Wri^t, Robert Slingge, William Pereu, and Robert Aimes, bond- 
men, which messuage is extended at 2s. and the land at 25s. lO^d. yearly; 
and 2s. 2d. of rent from free tenants there, with a sixth of a quarter of the 
advowspn of the church of Felmyngham ; the remainder of the manor of 
Felmyngham, extended at 111*. 8|c?.; five parts of a messuage in Haryngby, 
extended at 5d. ; a sixth of a messuage in Malteby, extended at 3d.; 
30 acres of arable land in Malteby, Haryngby, Fyleby, Stokesby, Runham, 
Marcham, and Ormesby, extended at 60«. ; 15 acres of saltmarsh, extended 
at lod.; 10 acres of rushbed, extended at 15c?.; 2 acres of turbary, 
extended at ^d. ; 2 acres of meadow, extended at 12c?. ; and a rent of two 
bushels of salt, extended at 4rf. ; and 2s. of rent from certain free tenants 
remain to the aforesaid Christiana and to James de Whitewell and Alice 
his wife, and to the heirs of James, for a moiety of all the inheritance afore- 
said. There remain to the aforesaid James Rythwys, as his purparty and 
for a moiety of a purparty that he has by purchase as above, the manor 
of Bekham, except 20s. of rent in the same, extended at 21s. 9^d. ; the 
manor of Southbirlingham, extended at 35s. 9^d. There remain to Oliver 
atte Mowe and Ela his wife five parts of a messuage in Malteby, extended 
at lOd. ; a sixth of a messuage in Haryngby, extended at Id. ; 30 acres of 
arable land in Maltby, Haryngby, Fyleby, Stokesby, Runham, Marchbam, 
extended at COs. ; 15 acres of saltmarsh, extended at 15rf.; 10 acres of 
rushbed, extended at 15c?. ; 2 acres of turbary, extended at 6c?. ; 2 acres of 
meadow, extended at 12[c?.] ; 2 bushels of salt, extended at 4c?. ; and 2s. of 
rent in the aforesaid towns ; and 20s. of rent from the tenants in the manor 
of Bekham, which rent is above excepted in the purparty of Jamea 
Rythwys. In witness whereof the aforesaid Robert Brian, Christiana, 
James de Qwytewell, for himself and Alice his wife, James Rythwys, and 
Oliver atte Mowe, for himself and Ela his wife, have put their seals to this 
partition. 

John Scut of Carleton acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 
Baldolc, archdeacon of Middlesex, 32/. 10s. Oc?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

To the justices of the Bench. Notification that Adam de Leycestre came 
before the king, on Thursday after the Epiphany, and sought to replevy to 
Master Robert de Leycestre his land in the parish of St. Giles without 
Cripelgate, London, wliich was taken into the king's hands for Robert's 
default before the said justices against John de la Chaumbre. 

To the same. Notification that John de Evesham came before the king, 
on Thursday after St. Hilary, and sought to replevy to Clement Turtle, 
Thomas de Wyteleye, and John le Taverner their land in the suburbs of 
Bristol, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before the 
justices against Henry son of WiUiam de Hanyngfeld. This is signified to 
the justices. 

Thomas son of Hugh de Gilingham, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Bassingburgh, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Thunneyk, clerk, 20s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and Gloucester. 



152 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. Membrane iSd — cont. 

Jan. 6. To the justices next in eyre for forest pleas in co. Essex. Order not to 

Henley. put Robert de Welle in default by reason of the summons made before them 
of the eyre in that county, as the king has warranted the absence of the said 
Eobert, who is in the king's service beyond sea. By C. 

To the same. Order not to take the bailiwick of the stewardship of the 
forest of Essex into the king's hands by reason of the absence of the aforesaid 
Eobert, the steward, who is in the king's service in parts beyond sea, and to 
receive in Robert's place a fit person to do before them in the eyre the 
things that Eobert is bound to do if he were present. By C. 



Jan. 1. 

Kenilworth. 



1323. 

Dec. 28. 
Kenilworth. 



Dec. 26. 

Kenilworth. 



Dec. 26. 

Kenilworth. 



Membrane lid. 

Baldwin de Fryvill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry 
de Clif, clerk, 100«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Eobert de Ardern, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Warwick and Oxford. 

Master Eobert le Blound, clerk, puts in his place Eobert de Monekes to 
prosecute a recognisance for 400/. made to him in chancery by Walter de 
Cantilupo, rector of Snytenfeld church. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. Summons to attend a parlia- 
ment at Westminster in three weeks from the Purification next, instead of 
in the octaves of St. Hilary as previously summoned. By K. 

\Parl. Writs.'] 

The like to nine earls and forty-nine others. \Ibtd^ 

To William de Hereford. Summons to attend the parliament as aforesaid, 
to treat with the king and others of his council. By K. 

Hbidr\ 

The like to twenty-two others. \Ihid^ 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause knights of the shire, citizens 
and burgesses to be chosen to attend the said parliament. By K. 

llbid.'\ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/At'rf.] 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend the above par- 
liament. By K. 
llbid.'] 

The like to the archbishop of York and to seventeen bishops. {Ibid.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
above parliament. [Ibid.'] 

The like to thirty abbots and priors and to the prior of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.'\ 

To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to cause the deans and priors 
of cathedra) churches and the archdeacons of his province to come in person 
to Westminster at the aforesaid date, and to cause each chapter of 
cathedral churches to appear by a proctor and the clergy of each diocese of 
his province to appear by two proctors at the said day and place, to treat 
pf and consent to what shall then be ordained. [Ibid.'] 

The like to W. archbishop of York. [Ibid.] 



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1323. Membrane 21d — cont. 

To Jolm Pecche, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque 
Ports. Order to cause two barons to be cbosen from each of the said ports 
and to be sent to Westminster at the aforesaid day. By K. 

llbid.] 

• To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Supersession of the king's late order 

to cause the prelates and clergy of that province to assemlile at St. Paul's 

London at the octaves of St. Hilary next, as the king has ordained to hold 
a parliament at Westminster in three weeks from the Purification next. 
IParl. Writs.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, superseding the order to convoke the 
prelates and clergy of his province at York at the said octaves. [^Ibid,'] 

To the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross. Notification that it is not necessary 
for him to attend at St. Paul's at the aforesaid date, as the king lately 
requested him to do. By K. 

[Ibid.-] 

The like to twenty-two abbots, two priors, and the master of the order of 
Semplingham. [^IbidJ] 

Peter de Boteham acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Ledes 40Z. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Ralph de Hokynton, parson of the church of Elworth, acknowledges that 
he owes to Roger de Gildesburgh, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Jan. 23. Brother Peter, prior of the monks of St. Mary, Thefford, acknowledges, 

Gloucester, for himself and convent, that he owes to John de Dynieton, clerk, 2007. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and ecclesiastical goods in 
cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Richard de Rypariis, knight, lord [of] Estmerseye, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Saresbury, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William do Danum acknowledges that ho owes to William de Ayremynn, 
clerk, 20*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 



1324. 

Jan. 23. 

Gloucester. 



Membrane 26d. 

Jan. 23. Nicholas de Ardena of Middelton Brien acknowledges that he owes to 

Gloucester. Thomas Cok, citizen and merchant of London, 10/. ; to be levied. In 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Jan, 24, Philip Lagusche acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Gildesburgh, 
Gloucester, clerk, 60.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

Agnes, late the wife of William son of Edward de Charles, acknowledges 
that she owes to William de Ayremynne, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of her lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

William Lovel of Esingwald acknowledges that he owes to Henry le 
Chaufser of Acom, 20s. ^ to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



154 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. 



Jan. 15. 

Worcester. 



Jan. 23. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 25; 

Gloucester. 

Jan. 24. 
Gloucester. 

Jan. 26. 
Berkeley. 



Membrane 26c? — cont. 
Nicholas son of Nicholns de Warrewyk acknowledges that he owes to 
Nioholaa de Guldeford, par...on of Cesterton church, 100/.; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

To Hervey de Staunton and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to attermine until the next parliament at Westminster in three 
weeks from the Purification all matters touching the king against Master 
John de Stratford depending before them, giving day {adjornautes) to the 
said John to be there then to do and receive what shall be considered in 
the premises in the said parliament. By K. 

IParl. Writs.'] 

Robert de Dorkyng, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Robeit de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 308/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed by Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 
witnessing that whereas the king has granted to him the wardship of the 
lands of John Chaunceus, deceased, tenant in chief, which came to the 
king's hands by reason of the nonage of Hugh, son and heir of the said 
John, during the minority of the said heir, and that if tha heir died a 
minor and his heir were under age, the said Robert should have the 
wardship of the said lands during the minority of such heir, and so from 
heir to heir until such time as Hugh would have come of age if he had 
lived, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of churches of 
the said inheritance, as contained in the king's letters patent, and the said 
Robert has sold to Robert de Dorkyng, citizen of London, the wardship of 
the lands in the town of Canewedon during the minority of the said Hugh, 
according to the form of the king's grant, and there remain until Hugh 
come of age fourteen years from Michaelmas, in the 17th year of the 
king's reign, the said Robert hereby binds himself to warrant to the said 
Robert de Dorkyng against the king the wardships of the lands in the 
town of Canewedon during Hugh's minority or, if he die, until the time 
when he would have been of full age, unless his heir be of full age. In 
case Hugh die and his heir be of full age, or if Hugh prove his age before 
the end of the aforesaid fourteen years, the said Robert grants that the 
recognisance that the aforesaid Robert de Dorking has made to him in 
chancery for 308/., [to secure] the payment of 22/. yearly for the said four- 
teen years, shall be annulled for such time as Robert de Dorkyng shall not 
have the wardship aforesaid. In witness whereof the .=aid Robert de Baldok 
and Robert de Dorkyng have put their seals to this indenture. Dated 
at London, the morrow of the Purification, in the aforesaid year. French. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Dorkyng came into chancery at West- 
minster, the day and year aforesaid, and acknowledged the above deed. 

John, vicar of the church of Salherst, diocese of Chicester {Sicestr'), 
acknowledges that he owes to Master Edmund de London 100«. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Taylifer de Wyncestre acknowledges that he owes to Master Geoffrey de 
Clare, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

To Ayraer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Cheut. Order to 
cause John de Aune's wood of Langecroft, within the bounds of the said 
forest, which has been taken into the king's hands for trespass of vert 
committed by him in the said wood, to be replevied to him, if it be re- 
pleviiible according to the asisize of the Forest. 



17 EDWARD II. 



155 



1324 

Jan. 24. 

Gloucester. 



Jan. 25. 

Gloucester. 



Jan 26. 
Bristol. 



Feb. 5. 
Bristol. 



Membrane 26d — cont. 
Jobn de Say of London, ' vyneter,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas Cheyne, clerk, 11 marks Qs. 8e?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen le Bygod, parson of Litlebur[y] church, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Beverlaco, clerk. 32/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Robert But of Norwich acknowledges that he owes to Farmann Albert' 
and William Thurkild of Great Yarmouth 41Z. 13s. 4c?.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Henry Seneschal of Wengham acknowledges that he owes to Ma-ster 
Thomas de Upton, parson of the church of Adesham, 24/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Nicholas de Huntercoumbe acknowledges that he owes to William le 
Teynturer of Walyngfoid 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Richard atte Welde, nephew of the 
late Hugh de Tedmersch, to John son of Hugh de Stretlee, lord of 
Kerslowe, of his right in the manor of Kerslowe. Witnesses : Sir Robert 
filz Neel, knight ; Sir John Neirnuit, knight ; Sir Robert Malet, knight ; 
Sir Robert filz Elyz, knight ; John de Chetindon ; Nicholas Passelewe ; 
Thomas Fermbaud; Ralph de Chetindone ; Walter filz Johan de Masse- 
w[orth] ; Nicholas de Wengrave; William son of John de Walde; John de 
la More of Mursle ; William de Gynes. Dated at Kerslowe, 1 May, 
16 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that the said John came into chancery at Westminster, on 
29 January, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Stretlee, lord of Kerslawe, to John son of 
Richard de la Waude of the parish of Wenge of 60*. of yearly rent for life, 
to be received from his manor of Kerslawe, in consideration of the pre- 
ceding release. Witnesses: Sir Robert filz Neel, knight; Sir Thomas de 
Sakevill, knight ; Thomas de la Waude; William de la Waude; Nicholas 
de Wengrave ; John de la More of Muresle ; Philip de Walda. Dated 
at Kerselawe, on Wednesday the eve of the Ascension, 16 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that the said .John de Stretlee came into chancery at 
Westminster, on 29 January, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Philip de Lutteleye acknowledges that he owes to Richard Blundel 
100.5. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de la Doune, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John, abbot of 
St. Saviour's Faversham, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Esssex. 

Roger de Morteyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynn, clerk, 50*.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Ourlauston acknowledges that he owes to Alan Gille, citizen 
of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 



166 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1321. 



Jan. 26. 

Bristol. 



Membrane 26c? — cont. 

Eeginald de Cobeham, knight, and James his brother acknowledge that 
they owe to Philip Leffeyn, citizen and vintner of London, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
cities, boroughs, market towns, seaports, and other places where shipping 
arrives, fairs, markets, and other places where he shall think fit inhibiting 
any one, under the paius and penalties contained in the king's previous 
proclamation to this effect, from taking out of the realm any of the king's 
money, except for reasonable expenses, silver in mass or silver vessels, or 
from bringing into the realm any clipped money of the king's or any 
counterfeit money, and to cause proclamation to be made that all who are 
not merchants and have clipped money of the king's or counterfeit money 
shall immediately cause the same to be perforated and .shall send it to the 
king's exchange to be struck anew under the king's die, and that otherwise 
all such money shall be forfeited to the king, and the king wills that all 
such clipped or counterfeit money when it comes to his hands by forfeiture 
shall be also perforated and sent to his exchange to be struck anew, as the 
king understands that, notwithstanding his previous proclamation to this 
eifect, divei's native and alien merchants have carried the king's good 
money, silver in mass, and silver vessels out of the realm, and have caused 
counterfeit money to be made therewith, and have brought back into the 
realm such counterfeit money together with clipped money of the king's, 
trading with tlie same to the damage of the king and his people and to the 
subversion of his money. The king has appointed certain of his subjects 
to cause the premises to be observed diligently within the sheriff's baili- 
wick, and to make search therefor when needed, and to take into the king's 
hands forfeitures in this behalf. [^Foedera.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, and to the keeper of the Cinque 
Ports to cause proclamation to be made in each port. \^Ibid.~\ 



Membrane 25d. 

Jan. 28. To W. count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland. 

Berkeley. The king has received complaint from Paremann Albert', merchant of 
Great Yarmouth, that certain malefactors and robbers of the count's power 
entered his ship called ' Le Blithe ' of Gernemuht, laden with herrings and 
other merchandise and goods and chattels to the value of 200Z., on the sea 
coast before the king's town of Hethe, and slew William Doucrowe, the 
master of the said ship, and expelled from the ship all the mariners, and 
carried away with them the ship and cargo, pretending that they had a special 
order from the count to take and carry away all goods of merchants and others 
of the king's power found by them on the sea; the king therefore requests 
the count to hear the complaint of Faremann or his proctor, and to cause 
restitution of the ship and cargo or satisfaction therefor to be made to him 
without delay, and to cause satisfaction to be made to him for his damages, 
and to write the king whether he issued such order, and if so, for what 
cause, giving an account of what ho will cause to be done in this matter. 

To the same. The king has received complaint from Eobert de 
Sancto Botulpho and John Child, merchants of Great Yarmouth, that 
certain malefactors of the count's power entered their ship called ' La 
Katerine ' of Yarmouth, laden with herrings and other goods and chattels 
of theirs to the value of 400Z., by night whilst anchored in La Eode before 
the town of Yarmouth, and expelled from her Geoffrey Stonyld, the master, 
and all the mariners, and carried away with them the ship and cargo, as in 
preceding letter ; the king therefore requests the count to do as in the 
preceding letter. 



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157 



1324. Memh7-ane 25d — cont. 

Jan. 28. Solomon son of Gilbert de Halybergh and James son of James de Haly- 

Bristol. bergh acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Bysshoppyston 200/. ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of iheir lands and chattels in the city of 

London. 

Feb. 1. Master Richard de Gravesende acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Bristol. Bampton of London, ' taillour,' 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Hertford and Middlesex. 

Feb. 5. John de Kirkeby of Badburgham acknowledges that he owes to Richard 

Iron Acton. Cifrewast of Cleware 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Feb. 6. Elizabeth de Castello acknowledges that she owes to Master Richard de 
Iron Acton, Shordych 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and 
chattels in co. . 

Benedict de Shorne, fishmonger (^ piscenarius) of London, acknowledges 
that he owes to Richard Pilk, ' waferer ' of London, 10 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Edenestowe acknowledges that he owes to Thomas son of 
Thomas de Muskham of Shenle 60/., to be levied. In default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Nottingliam, Lincoln, and York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed of Thomas son of Thomas de Muskham of Shenle, 
witnessing that whereas the aforesaid Robert has acknowledged that he 
owes to him 60/., and Thomas is about to grant to Henry de Edenestowe, clerk, 
and the said Robert, his brother, two parts of the manor of Northmuskam, to 
hold for their lives by the service of rendering to Thomas 16 marks 8s. 
10|tf. yearly, doing for him the suit due to the court of Adam de Everyngham 
at Shelford and scutage and foreign service, and Thomas is about to grant 
that if Henry and Robert die between the date of his charier and the end 
of eleven years from Michaelmas next, then the two parts shall remain to 
their heirs and executors until the end of that terra, the suid Thomas grants 
that the execution of the aforesaid recognisance shall be suspended until 
the end of fifteen days after the term of the aforesaid eleven years and 
during all Henry's life, and that if Henry survive Robert, the recognisance 
shall be of no effect, and that if Robert survive Henry and he or his assigns 
lender the aforesaid two parts to Thomas within fifteen days after the term of 
the said eleven years or within fifteen days of Henry's death, if surrender 
be demanded, that the recognisance shall be of no eiiect, saving to Henry's 
executors the corn sown in the said two parts in case Robert do not render 
them to Thomas in manner aforesaid. The said Thomas also grants that if 
he grant the reversion of the manor or any part thereof before the end of the 
said term or during Henry's life to any other than Margaret and Matilda, 
sisters of the said Thomas, or Walter his uncle, that the recognisance 
shall be of no effect from the time of such grant of the reversion. Dated 
at London, 13 February, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Feb. 6. William de Harecourt, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 

Iron Acton. Grey 40/. ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. York, Leicester, and Derby. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Inge, parson of the church of Trenge, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to John Triple, citizen of London, 23/. 10s. 5c/. ; 
to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 



158: 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. 

Feb. 28. 
AVestminster. 



Feb. 26. 
Westminster. 



March 1. 

Westminster. 



March 6. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 
John Cromphorn, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Denton 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William del Hull acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Well, knight, 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Salop. 

Roger atte Bowe, citizen and apothecary of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Master William de Barneby, clerk, 46/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands aud chattels in the city of London. 

Enrolment of grant by John de London of Aulton, clerk, to John de 
Molyns of all his lands in Horton called ' Poundeslaunde,' and all his lands 
in Brokhampton, in the hundred of Knolton, co. Dorset, and a piece of 
meadow on the bank of Stoure in Kyngeston Mede, aud a virgate of land in 
the same towns that John de Berewyk holds for life, after the death of the 
said John de Berewyk. Witnesses : Sir William de Ayremynne, Sir William 
de Olyf, and Sir William de Herlaston, clerks ; John de Brideport, Joan Wak, 
Robert Terri, Giles le Boure. Dated at London, 20 February, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that the said John de London came into chancery at 
Westminster, on 29 February, and acknowledged the above deed. 

John de Brudeport came before the king, on Monday after St. Matthias, 
and sought to replevy to Nicholas de Pille, parson of the church of 
Ekforde, John de la Porde, and Richard de Godalmyngg their land in 
Kyngeston near Jevele, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against John de Denum and 
Margaret his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

The said John on the same day sought to replevy the land of Nicholas de 
Pille, parson of the church of Ocforde, etc., as above. 

Hugh de Meignill, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Staunton 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. 

Geoffrey Leyr of Bromham acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Sancto Johanne 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. • 

Brother John, abbot of Stanleye, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that he owes to Roger Rykemanny, citizen of London, 100 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Morgan acknowledges that he owes to Richard Adryan 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas de Hauvill acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Watevill 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of William de Penreth to Sir William 
de Herlaston, clerk, of a messuage and a virgate of land in Herlaston. 
Witnesses: William le Curzoun of Croxhale; Hugh de Tymmore of 
Haselovre; Henry le Premon of Haselovre; Richard Austin of Herlaston'; 
John Breton of Wyginton; Robert Chaumpion of Edenynghale; Robert 
' of the Halle ' of Edenynghale. Dated at Herlaston, Wednesday after 
St. Matthias, to wit 1 March, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster, on 7 March, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 



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159 



1324. Membrane 25d — cotit. 

March 6. Adam le Warner of Drayton came before the king, on Tuesday after 

Westminster. St. Chadd, and sought to replevy his land in Colieham, which was taken 

into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 

Juliana, late the wife of Eobert de Assh. This is signified to the 

justices. 



Membrane 24d. 

Feb. 23. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order not to tnolest W. archbishop 

Fulham. of York or the men of his household in coming to the parliament summoned 
at Westminster, in staying there, or in returning thence, by reason of the 
disputes between the two archbishops concerning the carrying of their 
crosses in each other's provinces, as ic was agreed in the parliament at York 
in the presence of the two archbishops that the archbishop of Canterbury 
might come to parliaments and other treaties for the king's affairs in the 
province of York and that the archbishop of York might in like manner 
come into the province of Canterbury without impediment. By K. 

[Fosfiera ; Pari. Wrils.'\ 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to meet the archbishop 
of York when he comes into his bailiwick ou bis journey to the said 
parliament, and to conduct him through his bailiwick, not permitting any 
wrong or grievance to be done to him or any of his household. By K. 

[76irf.] 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Warwick and Leicester. 
Bedford and Buckingham. 
Northampton. 
Berks. 

Cambridge and Huntingdon. 
Lincoln. \_Ibid.'\ 
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to meet the archbishop of 
York when he comes into their bailiwick, and to conduct him to West- 
minster in like manner, and to cause proclamation to be made forbidding 
anyone molesting the archbishop or any of his household during his journey 
to the parliament, his stay there, or return thence. By K. 

. [Ibid.'] 

The like to the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. [Ibid.'] 

March 3. William Sars, parson of the church of Stokton, diocese of Coventry and 
Westminster. Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Master Elias de Sancto A Ibano, 
clerk, 60 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 

John Bygot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Francis Bachemen and 
Joan his wife 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 6. Richard le Chaumberlayn, knight, and John his son acknowledge that 
Westminster, they owe to Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 40 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas le Botiller of Knolle and Henry de HuUes acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Molyns and William de Cusaunce, clerk, 50/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their- lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 



160 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1321 



March S. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westmiuster. 



March 13. 

"Westminster, 

March 14. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24d — cont. 

Thomas le Botiller of Knolle acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
HuUes 50Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Dorset. 

John de Orreton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Kobert de 
Tymparoun, clerk, 20*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund de Bouhun acknowledges that he owes to Master Roger de 
Clisby, clerk, 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Lincoln and Berks. 

Benedict de Ditton acknowledges that he owes to John de Carleton, 
clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the prior and convent of Worcester. Request that they will cause 
Alice Conan, who has long served the queen, to receive such maintenance 
from their house for life as Perrotus Daveyiers, deceased, had therein at tlie 
king's request, making letters patent under their common seal granting the 
same to her, and certifying the king by the bearer of their proceedings in 
this matter. By K. 

Nicholas de Combe acknowledges that he owes to Matilda, daughter of 
Thomas de Lokynton, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 

.John de Moun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas le 
Chaundeler of London 14/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

Louis, bishop of Durham, puts in his place William de Killerby to prose- 
cute and defend his petitions and matters in the present parliament against 
the king. 

William Mareschal of Dorchester, the elder, acknowledges that he owes 
to James de Cianaxio 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Dorset. 

Hugh de Burgh, parson of the church of Patrikbrumpton, diocese of 
York, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Pykeryng, clerk, 10 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. York. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause Walter le Gras and Henry de 
Monte Eorti, knights of that shire, to have 14 marks from the conmiunity 
of the county for their expenses in attending the parliament at Westminster, 
staying at the parliament twenty -four days, and being two days on the way 
thither and two days on their return, taking 3«. 4c/. a day each. By K. 

IParl. IFriis.] 

The like for the knights of other counties for various suras. [Ibid.] 

To the bailiffs of Guldeford. Order to cause Alan Herman and John le 
Conestable, burgesses of that town, to have 6 marks 6*. 8c?. from the com- 
munity of that town for their expenses in attending the above parliament, 
staying twenty-four days and being a day on the way thither and a day on 
their return, taking 20d. a day each. [Ibid.] 
The like in favour of the following : 

John Syward and John de Stowe, burgesses of Radyng', for the like 

amount. 
Osbert de Note [Incomplete.] [Ibid.] 



17 EDWARD II. 



161 



•1 gqj^ Membrane 23d. 

Feb. 5. Thomas de Huntercombe, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 

Iron Acton. Pice Aqnile, citizen of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Feb. 18. Robert son of Oliver Punchardon acknowledges that he owes to David 

Newbury. Martyn, bishop of St. Davids, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. — The chancellor received the 

acknowledgment. 

Edmund, earl of Arundel, puts in his place John de Stretton and William 

de Northwyk to prosecute a recognisance for 2,000 marks made to him in 

chancery by John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. 

The said earl puts the said John and William in his place to prosecute a 
recognisance for 500 marks made to him in chancery by Oliver de Ingham 
and Henry Nasard. 

The said earl puts in his place the aforesaid John and William to prose- 
cute a recognisance for 500 marks made to him by Henry de Perers. 

Walter de Cantilupo, parson of the church of Snytenfeld, puts in his place 
John de Evesham, clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 400/. 
made by him in chancery to Master Robert le Blound of Snytenfeld. 

John son of Richard de Tenham, chaplain, puts the aforesaid John in his 
place to defend the execution of a recognisance for 60 marks made by him 
in chancery to JMaster Henry de Cantuaria, clerk. 

Philip de Cernaie, prior of Durhurst, acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Roger de la Bere 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Wicham acknowledges that he owes to John de Mildecombe 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

Guy de Manecestre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 
Cancelled by privy seal remaining on the file. 
The said Guy acknowledges that he owes to the king 100/. ; to he levied, 
in default of payment, as above. 

[ Cancelled as above.'\ 

John Baynard, parson of Whetacre church, diocese of Norwich, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to William Baynard of Hemenhale 100 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Nicholas de Bolevill acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Haccombe, 
knight, 21/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Somerset. 

Feb. 29. Martin Squyrel, Henry atte Ree, Thomas Burdun, and Walter Andreu 

Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Matilda Haukes of Northflete 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Essex and 
Kent. 

March 6. John le Mareschal of Boueden acknowledges that he owes to James de 
Westminster. Norton, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

John de Mohoun acknowledges that he owes to Thomas West 70 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Soiiierset. 

81294. ^ 



Feb. 23. 
Pulham. 



Feb. 27. 
Westminster. 

Feb. 27. 

Westminster. 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Berkeley. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23rf — cont. 
Geoffrey de la Lee acknowledges that he owes to Simon Flambard, clerk, 
100.'. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Hertford. 

Robert de Erpingham and John de Cursun acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert de Sapy and William de Leycestre, parson of the church of Chinnore, 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Sharnebrok of Reyndon acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Insula, knight, 9/. 2s. Qd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Andrew Payn acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Holepute of 
Winchester 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

Geoffrey de la Lee acknowledges that he owes to Simon Flambard, clerk, 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Hertford. 

John de Solers of Poteslep acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Penebrugg of Olehungre 111 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

To the justices in eyre for the Forest in co. Essex. Order not to put 
Robert son of Walter in default by reason of the common summons of 
the eyre before them in that county, as the king has warranted him his 
absence. By K. 

To the prior and convent of Bridelington. Request that they will admit 
into their house Master Robert de Noreys, the king's Serjeant, who has 
long served the king, in place of Gilbert Torel, ' sompter,' deceased, who 
had his maintenance in their house, and that they will grant to him such 
maintenance in all things as Gilbert received. 

Robert de Monte Alto acknowledges that he owes to William Gocelyn of 
Suetesham 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Geoffrey Luterel, Elizabeth, late the wife of Walter son of Walter de 
Gloucestria, and Roger Arnold acknowledge that they owe to Master John 
Walewayn 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Burgh, one of the 
executm's of John's will. 

Henry de Cauntebr[igg], William de Coumbe of Stanebrigg, Laurence le 
Porter of Pretirwell, and Geoffrey de Sudbyry of London, ' spicer,' acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 63/. 15«. 2\d.; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Cam- 
bridge, Essex, and London. 

Cancelled on paytnent. 
Robert de Monte Alto acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremy nn, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Note of payment of 20 marks. 
Giles de Trumpetoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Roger 
de la Bere 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambi'idge. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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163 



1324. Membrane 23d — cont. 

Walter de Alta Ripa of Hollebeck acknowledges that he owes to John 
Moryn of Brompton bOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in eo. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walram de Eocheford and Richard Bydford acknowledge that they owe 
to Richard de Gatesbury 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 12. Thomas de Furnival, knight, and Thomas his son acknowledge that they 
Westminster, owe to William de Tweng 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Robert de Morle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Camoys 
40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

Robert Seignour acknowledges that he owes to the prior and convent of 
St. Mary's hospital without Bisshopesgate, London, 40*. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Oliver de Ingham acknowledges that he owes to John de Sutton, knight, 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

Thomas Wakelyn acknowledges that he owes to John de Sutton, knight, 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 



Membrane lid. 

March 8. Theobald Russel acknowledges that he owes to John Peirbrouii of Great 

Westminster. Yarmouth 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert atte Gerne and Ralph atte Halle of Gerne acknowledge that they 
owe to Edmund, earl of Arundel, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

March 11. John de Kirkebrid, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Burgh, 
Westminster. ' tailour,' 5 marks 6s. 8</. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

William de Monte Acuto acknovcledges that he owes to Ralph de Brok 
30 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Stangrave, knight, to Thomas son of 
Richard de Abberbury of his right in certain tenements of Couelingleye, 
in the parish of Estgrenstede and Worthe, which belonged to Sir Robert de 
Stangrave, his father, and which Thomas had of the releasor's gift. The 
releasor grants that he will warrant the tenements to Thomas and the heirs 
of his body, with remainder to John his brother and the heirs of his body, 
with remainder to Richard de Abberbury and the heirs of his body, with 
remainder to Agnes, sister of Richard, and tiie heirs oi' her body, with 
remainder to Alice, sister of Agnes, and to the heirs of her body, with 
remainder to Margaret, her sister, and lo her heirs. Dated at Westminster 

i2 



16* CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1321. Membrane 22d — cont. 

3 March, 17 Edward ]I. Witnesses: James de Audele ; Roger Blome; 
John de Abberbury ; Simon Golias; William atte Stoclie. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Westminster, on 
12 March, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 14. Richard de Aula of Grenynton acknowledges that he owes to Isabella de 
Westminster. Middelton 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter de Ouoedale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter, arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

March 14. To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Westminster. Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Savernak. Order 
to cause Theobald Russel's wood of Estbedewynde, within the bounds of 
the said forest, which was taken into the king's hands for trespass of vert 
in the forest, to be replevied to him, if it be repleviable according to the 
assize of the Forest. 

Enrolment of grant by Roger, son of Sir Guy Butetourt, to Hervey 
de Staunton, parson of the church of Bstderham, of the donor's mes- 
suage in Oantebrigg in the parish of St. Michael, with the buildings, 
gardens, quay, and rents, etc., in consideration of a payment of 100 marks. 
Dated at Westminster, 16 March, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Roger came into chancery at Westminster, on the said 
day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 16. John Lambyn, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
Westminster. Lambyn of London 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in eo. Kent. 

Jolm, prior of Chikesand, acknowledges that he owes to Manett Fran- 
cisoi, merchant of Florence, 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Master John de Everdon, dean of St. Paul's London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert de Wodehous, clerk, 140/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Chisenhale, parson of the church of Barton-in-Rydale, diocese of 
York, acknowledges that he owes to John de Stirkeland, knight, 40 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Roger de Kendale, clerk, 
attorney of John de Stirkeland, on 1 April. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2\d. 

Nicholas de Watford and Juliana his wife came before the king, on 
Monday in the present feast of St. Gregory, and sought to replevy their 
land in Coleham, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the king against Juliana atte Asshe. This is signified to the justices 
of the Bench. 



17 EDWARD II. 



165 



1324). Membrane 2\d — cont. 

John son of Thomas de Ferariis of Lockesleye came before the king, on 
Monday aforesaid, and sought to replevy his laud in Great Lockesleye, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the king 
against John son of Richard de Calewych, This is signified to the justices 
of the Bench. 

Adam de Skelton puts in his place Theobald Poleyn to prosecute a recog- 
nisance for 26 marks made to him in chancery by William de Roseles of 
CO. Surrey. 

John de Theneltham puts in his place Robert de Bywell and Thomas de 
Geyrgrave to prosecute a recognisance for 120 marks made to him in 
chancery by William son of John Pexenere. 

March 12. John de Mohoun acknowledges that he owes to Robert Mylys, clerk, 
WestminBter. 22Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Langedon acknowledges that he owes to John de Wrotham and 
Henry de Stureye 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

John de Stirkeland, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Alan de 
Tesdale 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Westmoreland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de SweynthuU acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Excestre 
of Winchester, 10^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Devon. 

-The abbot of St. Albans acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew 
Richo, merchant of Chieri {de Kirio'), 260 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Bartholomew. And Sir William 
de Leyc[estria'] said that he had knowledge of Bartholomew's person. 

William de Alverstou, parson of the church of Kyngeswynef ord, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to John de Sutton, knight, AOL ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton, 

March 1 2, Philip Lovel acknowledges that he owes to Robert fiz Payn and Ela his 
Westminster, wife 1,000/. ; to be levifed, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Dorset, Wilts, and Devon. 

March 13. Anthony de Lucy acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Clyssby, 
Westminster, clerk, 8/. Is. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Cumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Huncote of Leicester acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Rodington of Leicester \(jl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Robert son of Robert de Joree of Birton acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Edenestowe, clerk, and Robert his brother iOs. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 



166 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

Robert de Sandale acknowledges that he owes to Alan de Tesedale 40/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John Murdak, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Philip de Clanwoe 
200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Stafford. 

The said John acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Withacre 200/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Giles Pecche acknowledges that he owes to John Soneday, rector of the 
church of St. Mary, Wolcherchawe, diocese of London, 80/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

The said John Soneday, William le Palfreyman of Nasyngg', and Bartholo- 
mew son of the said William, acknowledge that they owe to Giles Pecche 
§0/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Hastang', knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Halghton 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Lincoln. 

March 13. Thomas de Halghton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund, 
■Westminster, earl of Arundel, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Philip de Clanvowe acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid earl, 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Suffolk. 

Richard de Whitacre acknowledges that he owes to the said earl 200/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

William de Faucomberge, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Bourne, parson of Wroxale church, diocese of Bath and Wells, and to 
Walter Waleys, parson of the church of Stratford Tony, diocese of Salis- 
bury, executors of the will of Ralph de Gorges, knight, 8/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Walter le Seler of Dunmawe puts in his place John de Evesham, clerk, 
to prosecute a recognisance for 40/. made to him in chancery by Richard 
de Pertenhale, clerk. 

March 18. Thomas le Brewer of Westhamme acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
■yVestminster. de Stalham 6/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

John de Puntyngdon puts in his place John de Briggewater, clerk, to 
prosecute a recognisance for 48/. made to him in chancery by Roger 
Nonaunt. 

Stephen le Bygod, parson of the church of Littlebur[y], acknowledges 
that he owes to Nicholas le Mareschal, clerk, 40 myirks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of deed by Richard But, ' mercer,' of London, witnessing 
that Sir Robert de Monthaut, steward of Cestre, has paid him all manner 
of debts due from Robert or Emma his wife by recognisance or otherwise, 
and acquitting Robert of all manner of actions for debt. Dated at London, 
Sunday, 3 April, 17 Edwstrd II. 



17 EDWARD II. 167 



1324. Membrane 2\d — cont. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster, oa the 
aforesaid day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 19. John son of John le Botoner acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 
Westminster, la Bere of co. Southampton 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

John del Idle son of William del Idle of Kent acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard de Bourne, parson of the church of Wroxhale, 20 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John le Whyte of Donestaple acknowledges that he owes to William 
Danet 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Bedford. 

Walter de Nevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund, earl of 
Arundel, 250 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Richard de Ferrers acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Nevill 
250 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hertford. 

John de Dufford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Kirkeby, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh, prior of Caldewell, acknowledges that he owes to Aseelinus 
Simonet de Luca, merchant, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Hegham of Norhampton and William de Keythorp, clerk, 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Dyggeby of Tylton 20/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Leicester, Warwick, 
and Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Diggeby of Tilton acknowledges that he owes to the said John 
de Hegham 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 20d. 

Enrolment of release by William de Reppes and Thomas his brother to 
John, bishop of Norwich, of their right in the manor of Rollesby, with the 
advowson of the church of that (own, which manor and advowson the bishop 
has entered and holds as his escheat by reason of the felony of William 
Pecche, for which he was outlawed, who held them of the bishop- as of the 
right of his church of Holy Trinity, Norwich. Dated at London, 21 March, 
17 Edward II. Witnesses : Sir Walter de Norwyco, Sir Richard le Playz, 
Sir William de Cleydon, Sir Richard Leu, Sir John de Caston, knights ; 
Nicholas Fastolf ; Peter Withskyn. 

Memorandum, that William de Reppes and Thomas his brother came 
into chancery at Westminster and acknowledged the above deed. 



168 



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1324. Membrane 20d — cont. ' 

March 20. John Cursoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
■Westminster. St. Albans 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

Laurence de Aete acknowledges that he owes to Christiana, daughter of 
Giles de Insula, and to Elizabeth and Eleanor her sisters 200/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

John de Orreton acknowledges that he owes to John de Burgh, ' taillur,' 
75s. Irf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cumberland. 

William de Brokesburn, prior of Mertou, acknowledges that he owes to 
Petrouilla, late the wife of John de Benstede, Robert de Aspale and John 
Bataille, executors of the will of the said John de Benstede, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

V. 

William Freman, parson of Prilleston church, and Robert Cospelowe of 
Redenhale acknowledge that they OAve to John de Herwarstok, parson of 
the church of Stirston, 66 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

John son of John le Botoner of London and Henry de Staunton of London 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Bourne, parson of Wroxhale 
church, 14 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas, son of the late king, earl of Norfolk, 
marshal of England, to Hugh le Despenser, lord of Glamorgan and Mor- 
gauno, for Hugh's life, of the castles of Storgoill and the manors and towns 
of Chepstowe and Tudenham, and all his other lands beyond the Severne 
between that water and the water of Woye, and elsewhere in Wales, and in 
the marches of Wales outside the counties of England, excepting the office 
of the marshalsea, rendering therefor 200/. yearly. Witnesses: Walter, 
bishop of Exeter ; Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex ; 
Sir Robert de Morle ; Sir Robert Aspall ; Sir Gregory du Chastell. Dated 
at Grenehou in Cliveland, 17 August, 17 Edward II. French. 

Memorandum, that the earl came into chancery at Westminster, on 
24 March, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 22. Robert de Swynbourne acknowledges that he owes to Edmund, earl of 
Westminster. Arundel, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John le Chaumberleyn acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 
Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 100*. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Hales, parson of the church of Aldington, diocese of Canter- 
bury, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Gedding 8 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Northampton. 

John Gloumargan acknowledges that he owes to John Perbroun 80/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his goods and chattels in co. South- 
ampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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169 



1324. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 



Richard de EUesfield, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Roger, bishop 
of Coventry and Liohlield, 7001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Middlesex and Essex. 

March 23. Thomas Tony of Sydingburn acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Westminster. Wrotham, citizen of London, CO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

William de Bordenne, parson of the church of Stockebury, diocese of 
Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wrotham, citizen of 
London, \Zl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

March 28. Richard de Grey of Codenovre acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Westminster. Chetingdon and Robert de Blecchele, parson of the, church of Great Brik- 
huUe, 40/. ; f o be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Kent. 

Raph Despaigne of Cotyngham acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Escrik, parson of the church of St. Cross, York, 8 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 29. Thomas Tanay of Storteford of London, butcher, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to John de Heselarton, parson of the church of Wymbissh, 8 marks ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 



Membrane \Qd. 

March 22. Brother Geoffrey, prior of Lenton, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
Westminster, that he owes to Bartholomew Rico, merchant of Chieri, and to Anthony 
Malocelli of Genoa 168/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Nottingham. 

John Vanne and Peter Galeys, sons of the late John Vanne, merchant^ 
acknowledge that they owe to Rusticus Philippi, merchant of Luca, 100 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
the city of London and [in co.] York. 

William de Eggesclive, son of Robert de Eggesclive, acknowledges that 
he owes to Roger de Waltham, canon of St. Paul's, London, 9/. 15s. 8«/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the bishopric 
of Durham. 

Enrolment of release by Edmund, son and heir of Sir Robert de Pynkeny, 
knight, to Sir Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, of his right in the 
manors of Fulmer and Dachet. Witnesses : Sir John de Hand . ., Sir 
Ingelram Berenger, Sir Martin de Fissheacre, Sir Edmund Gacelyn, and 
Sir Richard Talbot, knights ; William de Goseford, Thomas de Staunton, 
clerks. Dated at Westminster, 22 March, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Edmund came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 26. Geoffrey Sparkebrigge of Bloxham acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. Stephen de Hampslap, ' messager,' 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Ralph de Brok of Shephale acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hegham, clerk, 9/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324, Membrane Vdd — cont. 

March 27. Simon Warde, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor, late the 
Westminster, wife of Henry de Percy, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Eeppes acknowledges that he owes to John de Ifeld, knight, 
20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Ifeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Westden 
16 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Surrey and Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, 

March 25. Peter de Mount Touse, clerk, has letters to the abbot and convent of 

"Westminster. Abbotesbury to receive the pension due to one of the king's clerks by 

reason of the new creation of the abbot. By p.s. [6843.] 

March 27. Peter Saucier,* king's serjeant, is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Westminster. Stretford to receive such maintenance in all things as Master Adam le 

Chaundeler, deceased, had in their house by the king's order. By p.s. [6846.] 



Membrane 18d. 

March 24. Brother Thomas le Archer, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Westminster. Jerusalem in England, acknowledges that he owes to Taldus Valoris, 
Bonus Philippi, and Peter Reynery, merchants of the society of the Bardi 
of Florence, and to Boniface Thomasi of Perugia (Peruch'), John Junctini, 
and Silviannus Letoii, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi of Florence, 
and their fellows, merchants of the said societies, 1,303Z. 6.s. 8d. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Essex, 
Hertford, and Bedford. 

Cancelled upon payment, acknowledged by James, Nicholas, and 
Alexander de Bardes, merchants of the society of the Bardi, and Stephen 
Huguicionis and Henry Acursi, merchants of the society of Peruzzi. 

Roger de Notingham, ' cordewaner,' acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Wrotham, citizen of London, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey and in the city of London. 

March 26. William de Herle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Westminster. Bereford, knight, 38/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 25. Thomas de Leukenor, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Westminster. Godesfeld 110.?.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Middlesex. 

John son of Robert le Chauraberleyn acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Ayremynn, clerk, 46*. 8</. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

James de Ispannia, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 
Wamberg' 4/. 10*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 



He is described as Pieres, nostre saucier in the Privy Seal. 



17 EDWARD II. 



1324. 



April 1. 
Westminster. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18(i — cont. 
William de Horkesle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pultenye, citizen and merchant of London, 32 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Essex and Suffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Louthre, knight, acknowledges that he owe.3 to William de 
Ayremynn, clerk, 5 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Westmoreland. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

John de Pelham acknowledges that he owes to the said William 40^. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middle- 
sex. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Orreton, knight, acknowledges that be owes to the said William 
IOOj. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cumberland. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To James, king of Aragon, Valencia, Sa[r]dinia, and Corsica, count of 
Barcelona, standard-bearer, admiral, and captain-general of -the Roman 
church. Master Peter de Galicien', the king's clerk, has again brought to 
the king, on his return from king James, letters of the latter concerning a 
treaty of marriage between Edward, the king's eldest son, and James's 
daughter, and has told the king certain things by word of mouth on James's 
behalf. The king desires king James to give credence in this matter to 
Arnald Guillielmi de Bearnio, lord of Lescun, and the aforesaid Peter, 
whom the king is sending to king James. [^Fcedera.'\ 

To the same. Request that he will give credence to what the said 
Arnald and Peter shall communicate to him concerning the matters that 
have been previously treated of between the two kings by Peter's inter- 
mediation, and that he will write back by them what he desires to be done 
in these matters. \^Ibid.'\ 



Membrane X'Jd. 

April 1. Ralph Gyffard of Godeleston acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le 

Westminster. Despenser, the younger, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

Robert Flemyng' of Ronewell acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Wodehous, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Eocheford, knight, to Robert 
riemyng of Ronewell of his right in the advowson of the church of 
Ronewell. Dated at Westminster, on Sunday after the Annunciation, 
17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Rocheford came into chancery at West- 
minster, on the said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

March 24. To W. count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland, 
Westminster. On the complaint of Robert de Sancto Botulpho and John Child, merchants 
of Yarmouth (Grenemuth), that certain malefactors of the count's power 
entered by night a ship of the said Robert and John called ' La Katerine ' 
of Yarmouth, laden with herrings and other their goods to the value of 
4Q0/., whilst; lying at anchor in La Rode before Yarmouth, and expelled 



172 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324, Membrane I7d — cont. 

Geoffrey Stonyld, master of the said ship, and all the mariners thereof in a 
naked state, and carried away the ship and cargo with them, pretending 
that they had a special order from the count to take and carry away all 
goods of merchants and others of the king's realm found by them at sea, 
the kin^ requested the count to hear the complaint of Robert and John 
and to cause restitution or satisfaction to be made to them, and to write the 
king whether he had issued such order as the malefactors alleged that he 
had done ; and the count has written the king that, when be received the 
king's letter, he was at Cologne with the king of the Romans, where he 
asserted that he had no one with him who could speak concerning the 
aforesaid ship, and that he would shortly enquire into the matter in 
Holland, asserting that many of his men of Zeeland (Selland') had beeu 
robbed by the king's men, and that his men could not refrain from 
recoTering their goods thus stolen from the king's subjects, and that he 
^ had frequently written to the king desiring him to cause restitution to be 
made of such goods, but that the king would not deign to do so. The king 
informs him that he has not hitherto received any complaint of wrongs or 
damages inflicted by his subjects upon the count's men, either from the 
count or at the suit of any of his men, and the king wiU cause justice to be 
done to the count's men making complaint of such wrongs and damages, 
and he therefore again requests the count to cause restitution or satisfaction 
to be made to the said Robert and John according to the king's previous 
request, and that the count will write back whether such order to take the 
goods of the king's merchants emanated from him, and for what reason it 
was issued, and what he will cause to be done in this matter. 

March 30. Roger Foun acknowledges that he owes to Edward de Sancto Johanne, 
Westminster. ' converso,' 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John du Lay of Great Paxton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Boweles 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

Walter de Carleton acknowledges that he owes to Adam Bacon, the 
elder, 50s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

William Haward acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

April 1. John de Icham, clerk, has letters to the abbot and convent of Battle to 

Westminster, receive the pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new 

creation of the abbot. By p.s. [6853.1 

April I. John son of Andrew Oulveit acknowledges that he owes to Thomas le 

Westminster. Mareschal of Oxford 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Alan de Claveryng acknowledges that he owes to John de Felton 2001. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northumberland . 

John de Felton acknowledges that he owes to the said Alan 100/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and 
Salop. 

John de Strengesham acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Depham 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 



17 EDWARD II. 173 



1324. Membrane lid — cont. 

April 1. To John Pecche, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque 

Westminster. Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the aforesaid ports. Order to 
cause proclamation to be made that the king has, at the request of Louis, 
count of Flanders and Nevers, continued the truce concerning the 
dissensions between subjects of the king and of the count until a year from 
Easter next, to which time the king had previously continued the truce, 
and to cause the truce to be observed, etc. (as in the king's previous order). 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Northumberland. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 

The sheriff of York. 

The sheriff of Cornwall. 

The sheiiff of Devon. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriffs of London. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. 

To W. count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, and lord of Friesland. 
Whereas, at the complaint of Faremann Albert, merchant of Great 
Yarmouth, that certain malefactors of the count's power had entered by 
night his ship called ' La Blithe ' of Yarmouth, laden with herrings and 
other his goods to the value of 200Z., whilst anchored on the coast before 
the town of Hithe, and had slain VVilliam Donterowe, the master of the 
said ship, and expelled the other mariners, and carried away with them the 
ship and cargo, pretending that they had special order from the count to 
arrest all goods of merchants and others of the king's power found upon 
the sea, the king requested the count to hear the complaint of the said 
merchant and to cause justice to be done to him, and to certify him whether 
such an order had emanated from him, and, if so, for what reason, and also 
of what he would cause to be done in this matter, and the count has 
written back that, when he received the king's letter, he was at Cologne 
with the king of the Romans, where he had, as he asserted, no one with 
him who could speak of the said ship, but that he would shortly enquire 
into the matter in Holland, asserting that many of his men of Zeeland 
(Selland') had been robbed by the king's men, and that his men could not 
refrain from recovering from the king's subjects their goods thus stolen, 
and that he had frequently written the king desiring him to cause resti- 
tution to be made of such goods, and that nothing had been done in answer 
to his requests, and that he would cause restitution to be made to the 
king's men if the king would deign to cause justice to be done to the 
count's men for the robberies committed upon them by the king's men. 
The king informs him that he has not hitherto received any complaint of 
■wrongs or damages inflicted by his subjects upon the count's men, either 
from the count or at the suit of any of his men, and that he will cause 
justice to be done to the count's men making complaint of such wrongs 
and damages, etc., as in preceding letter. 

John de Stirkeland puts in his place Roger de Kendale, clerk, to 

— — prosecute a recognisance for 40 marks made to him in chancery by John de 
Chisenhale. 



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1324. Membrane lid — cont. 

April 4. Oliver de Ingham, kiiio;ht, acknowledges that ho owes to queen Isabella 

Westminster. 30Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Oliver de Ingham and Hugh Madefrey put in their places John de 

Norton and John de Evesham to prosecute a recognisance for 500 marks 

made to them in chancery by John Pecche. 

April 7. John Fylol, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, 

Fulmer. the younger, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Essex. 



Membrane \bd. 

April 1. "William de Brewosa, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le 

Westminster. Despenser, the younger, 10,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. [Par/. Writs.'] 

April 6. John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng of co. Southampton acknowledges 

Westminster, that he owes to Adam Salesbury and John de Oxon[ia], citizens of London, 
429/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Southampton. 

William de Furneux and Robert de Furneux acknowledge that they owe 
to Hugh le Despeuser, the younger, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 
Robert de Furneux acknowledges that he owes to John de Molyns lOOs. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Sancto Johanne of Basing' acknowledges that he owes to 
Cambinus Fulberti of Florence 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

William de Stretton, parson of the church of Hoghtoun, acknowledges 
that he owes to Thomas de Thorp and John de Lenton, executors of the 
will of Master Walter de Thorp, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

John de Urtiaco, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Gaillard, 
parson of the church of Cory Ryvel, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Roger Cursum, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of St. 
Alban's 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Robert de Erpyngham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the aforesaid 
abbot 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

April 8. "William Giffard, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, 

Westminster, the younger, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Hugh, on the information of 
TV. de Ayrem\_ynn~\ and W. de Cusancia. 

April 9. Nicholaa, late the wife of John de Hertrugge, came into the king's court, 

Langley. on Monday after St. Ambrose, and sought to replevy her land in Y^rdecombe, 
which was taken into the king's hands for her default in the king's court 
against Robert de Lestre. This is signified to the justices of the Bench. 



17 EDWARD II. 1^6 



1324. Membrane \bd — cont. 

Richard son of William de Hyeweye acknowledges that he owes to the 
prioress of Ambresbury llOi. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Stephen le Bygod, parson of the church of Litlehury, acknowledges that 
he owes to Master John Walewayn, clerk, 30Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

April 7. Richard sou of William de Hieweye acknowledges that he owes to the 

Fulmer. prioress of Ambresbury 90/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 



Membrane 14rf. 

April 9. Brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Fulmer. in England, acknowledges that he owes to Mai>ter Bindus de Bindinel 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Nottingham. 

Margery de Irlond acknowledges that she owes to Nicholas de Thunstall 
12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. 
Surrey. 

April 1. To L. count of Flanders and Nevers. The king has received complaint 

Westminster, from William Oure, merchant, of Dorcestre, that whereas he caused a ship 
called ' La Seint Marie Cogge' of Melecumbe to be laden at Melecumbe 
with 30 sacks of wool and 50 wool-fells in twenty-two sarplers and a pocket, 
for the purpose of carrying the same to Calais to trade there with the same, 
Peter son of Arnald, Waytus his brother, Waytus Sot, and other malefactors 
and pirates of the count's power in a ship and a barge {bargea) of Flanders, 
entered the aforesaid ship by armed force on the sea whilst voyaging to 
Calais in a place called ' Outresclif ' on Wednesday after the Annunciation, 
in the 16th year of the king's reign, and took the said ship and her cargo 
and 100s. in money by tale and other goods of the said William to the value 
of 350/. sterling, and carried the same away with them to Sluys {Leschtse) 
in Flanders, and there the aforesaid Peter, Waytus, and Waytus and the 
others and John Vanele and John Gerlof, then bailiffs of Sluys, and Peter 
son of Daniel, burgess of that town, took the wool and wool-fells and other 
goods on shore, and distributed tliem and the ship amongst them, and took 
the said William and his son William, who were found in the ship, and im- 
prisoned them at Sluys, and detained them in prison for some time, wherefore 
William has prayed the king for a remedy ; the king therefore requests the 
count to hear the complaint of William or of his attorney, and to cause resti- 
tution or satisfaction to be made to him, and also satisfaction for his damages, 
conducting himself in this matter so that it may not behove the king to 
provide William with another remedy, certifying the king of his proceedings 
in this matter. 

April 13. WiUiam Cokerel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh le Despenser, 
Langley. the younger, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

John de Furneux, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 20/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

April 1. To the Infant Philip, son of the king of Spain, the king's nephew. Request 

Westminster, that he will give credence to what shall be explained to him on the king's 



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1324. Membrane 14:d — cont. 

behalf by word of mouth by Arnald Guillelmi de Bearnio, lord of Les[c]un, 
and Master Peter de Galicien', whom the king has enjoined to explain 
certain matters to him. [Fcedera.^ 
The like to the following : 

Sir John, son of the Infant John de Ispan[nia], lord of Biscaye, the 

king's nephew. 
Sir John JManuel, son of the Infant Manuel de Ispan[nia]. 
Sir John Alfonsi de Farewe, lord of KemoU. 
Sir Ferandus Roys, lord of Soldane. 
Lady Mary, late the wife of the Infant Sir John de Ispan[nia], lord 

of Biscaye. 
Sir Garcias de Villa Majori. 
Sir Alfonsus, king of Spain. 
Sir Agarsilascus de Valle Oarceris. 

Sir Gunsallus Roys de ToUeto, guardian of the king of Spain. 
The Infant John, archbishop of Toledo. 
Sir Gundisallus, bishop of Burgos. [/i«(f.] 



Membrane I3d. 

April 19. John le Keu,* who long served the king and his father, is sent to the 

Langley. abbot and convent of Kirkestall to receive from their house such main- 
tenance as Thomas Quatresoutz, deceased, had therein at the late king's 
request. By p.s. [6865.] 

April 22. Thomas le Frenche came before the king, on Saturday after St. Alphege, 

Langley. and sought to replevy his land in Northflet, which was taken into the king's 

hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against Matilda, 

daughter of Stephen de Bydenerche and William son of Christiana Sporeun. 

This is signified to the justices. 

April 18. John de Muriden acknowledges that he owes to John de Swaveseye 

Langley. 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hertford. 

April 24. John son of John de Kynebell came before the king, on Tuesday after 

Langley. St. George the Martyr, and sought to replevy his land in Knight's 

Theleshunte and Theleshunte Tregoz, which was taken into the king's 

hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against Robert Stace 

and Matilda his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

April 26. Reginald de Pavely, knight, and Walter le Keu of Hurle acknowledge 

Langley. that they owe to John de Oxonia, citizen and vintner of London, 80/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

April 26. William Waleys came before the king, on Thursday the morrow of 

Langley. St. Mark, and sought to replevy his land in Denham, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Thomas Durdaunt of Denham. This is signified to the justices. 

April 24. The abbot of St. Albans acknowledges that he owes to John le Squiler 

Langley. 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Hertford. 

April 24. William Balsham, who has long served the king and queen, is sent to the 

Langley. abbot and convent of Westminster to receive from their house such main- 
tenance as Agnes Capoun had therein. By p.s. 

* lie is described as nostre bien amez Kok Johan in the Privy Seal. 



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1324. 

April 26. 
Fulmer. 



May 1. 
Fulmer. 

April 22. 
Lauglej. 



May 1. 

Fulmer. 



May 2. 

Falmer. 



May 2. 

Fuliner. 



May 2. 

Fulmer. 



May 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane I3d — cont. 
To the master and brethren of the hospital of Neuton in Holdernesse- 
Order to admit into the hospital Henry de la More, who has long served the 
king and his father, and who is incapacitated by age and infirmity, and to 
provide him, for life, with such maintenance as a brother of the hospital 
receives. By K. 

John de Farleye acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Camraoys 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

William Dautre, who has long served the king and his father, is sent to 
the abbot and convent of Louth Park to receive such maintenance as Ralph 
le Kyngesman, deceased, had therein at the king's request. By p.s. [0868]. 

The like in favour of the following : — [Incomplete.] 

Andrew le Botiller acknowledges that he owes to William de Ayremynn, 
clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bottelegh acknowledges that he owes to Thomas son of Retheric 
de Tattelesfeld 18 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Roger de Snthcote acknowledges that he owes to Matthew de Essex, 
citizen of London, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Dalby, parson of the church of Atherston, near Stretfoid-on- 
Avene, diocese of Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Beler, 
knight, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

Arnulph son of Arnulph de Mounteny and William de Perham acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John son of Arnulph de Mounteny, knight, 200Z. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk 
and Suffolk. 

John son of Arnulph de Mounteny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
the aforesaid Arnulph and William 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Hugh de Northo, parson of the church of Horstede Kaynes, diocese of 
Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to William de Northo, the elder, 
84 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

William, prior of Tobye, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Prod- 
homme, fishmonger of London, 36/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause to be replevied to 
Agnes, late the wife of Henry Husee, her woods in Shottwode and Hey- 
wode, within the bounds of Savernake forest, which were taken into the 
king's hands for trespass of vert, if they be repleviable according to the 
assize of the Forest. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Munden, clerk, to John de la Forde 
of Edelmeton and Matilda his wife, for their lives, of his right in 10 marks 
of yearly rent, in which they are bound to him for his little manor 



813B4. 



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1324. Membrane 13c? — cont. 

{maneretto) of La Morh[aUe] in Erdeleye, which they hold for their lives 
of his demise. Witnesses : Robert de Asshewell ; Henry de Thurston ; 
William de Norwyco. Dated at Westminster, on Thursday the Feast of the 
Invention of the Holy Cross, 17 Edward II. 

Metnorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 
May 3. Luke de Vyenna acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Peccham, 

Westminster, parson of the church of Terrynge, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

William de Northo, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Pecham, parson of the church of Terriuge, 6/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

William Latimer acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Latymer 30/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln 
and Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 3. William de Weldon acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Geddyng 

Westminster. \ol. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
city of London. 

Roger de Belegrave acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Bele- 
grave, his brother, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

May 4. John, parson of the church of Petrestre, puts in his place Geoffrey Stace 

Westminster, and William de Crossefeld to shew cause in chancery why a moiety of the 
lands that John holds of the lands that belonged to Thomas atte Rente of 
Ipswich on 10 May, in the 15th year of the king's reign, should not be 
delivered to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, by virtue of a recognisance 
of 153Z. Qs. 8d. made to him in chancery by Thomas. 

May 6. William Buteller of London acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Westminster. Richard de Gloucestre, clerk, 24 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 

of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

May 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard 

Westminster, de Grey, who is going to Gascony on the king's service, to have respite 

until Michaelmas for all debts due to the exchequer. 

Thomas son of William de Somercotes acknowledges that he owes to 
Matilda Taney 30 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

May 5. George atte Grenhull, chaplain, and Richard his brother acknowledge 

Westminster, that they owe to Peter de Horton 13 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Nicholas le Mareschal of Cotyngham and Richard son of Robert son of 
Peter de Swanlound acknowledge that they owe to John Gay of Watteford 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane I2d. 

May 9. Henry de Weyvill, parson of the church of Aldryngton, diocese of 

Westminster. Chichester, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Broun 6 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Sussex. 



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179 



AprU 8. 
Westminster. 



1324. Membrane \2d — cont. 

Eobert de la Ryvere acknoTrledges that he owes to Edmund de Hildesle 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Richard de Derteford, ' clerk,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter de Pateshull 7.5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

To Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause to be replevied to 
John Peverel his wood of Penyngton Meysy, within the forest of Chut and 
Vynkele, which was taken into the king's hands for trespass of vert and 
venison committed therein, if it he repleviable according to the assize of 
the Forest. 

May 9. Walter de Ebor[aco] of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Westminster. John Walewayn, clerk, 80Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hia 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John Wyn of Chaulerton and John Doget of Kyngesle acknowledge 
that they owe to Philip Marmyoun 20/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Geoffrey de Cornubia and Edmund de Cornubia, knights, acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Sancto Johanne 160 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Northampton and 
Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Eobert le Boucked acknowledges that he owes to Reginald atte Garston 
and John le Hurt 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

The said Robert, Reginald and John acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Wyndesore, parson of the church of Bedyngton, 40 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 
Note of payiTient of 10 marks. 

Hamo de Moreston puts in his place William de Emeldon and Hugh de 

£bor[aco] to prosecute a recognisance for 40 marks made to him in chancery 

by William de Cobeham. 
May 10. Thomas de Courzoun acknowledges that he owes to Eanulph de Veer 

Westminster. 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Asshe acknowledges that he owes to John le Esturmy 221. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Henry de Gantebregg, the king's tailor, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Monte Caniso, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Adam (?) Spiriok of Andevere acknowledges that he owes to Robert Milys, 
clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Waleys acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Goldyngton 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

-M 2 



180 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. 



May 13. 
London. 



May 15. 

The To-wer. 



May 16. 
The To-wer. 



Membrane Vld — cont. 
William de GoseMd acknowledges that he owes to John le Waleys 
lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

Thomas de Maundevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Waleys lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

John Galeway of Mundeford acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Neuport 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas de Cobehara, ' wodemanger,' of the parish of All Hallows le 
Graunt, acknowledges that he owes to Alexander le Peyntour, keeper of the 
king's ships, 8Z. \s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Robert le Conestable of Fleynburgh acknowledges that he owes to 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 24/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The abbot of Stoneleye in Arderne acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to Amieto Gilebaldi and Anthony Malocello 150/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Warwick. 

Eoger de Haveryng acknovsrledges that he owes to Master Richard de 
Gloucestre 23 marks ; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent and in the city of London. 

John de Blounvill acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Goldyngton 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Hertford. 

John le Lyndraper of Huche acknowledges that he owes to Adam, 
vicar of the church of Henlowe, 9/. 10s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Nicholas Haldan of Sneynton acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Percy, lord of Spoford, 93/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Sechevill acknowledges that he owes to John Baudewyn of 
Barlyng, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Leicester. 

Stephen de Eedenesse, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Ayremynne, clerk, 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

John le Bruyn of Okie acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Malyns 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

William de Traylly, parson of the church of Northyevele, diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Simon Croyzer40s.; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Bedford. 

Cancelled on paym^ent. 

Richard Fynore and Nicholas de Bamre acknowledge that they owe to 
Stephen le Ferour of Staneforth 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 



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1324. 



Membrane 12d — cont. 



John atte Wode, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Crane, 
citizen and butcher of London, 100.S. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in oo. Essex. 

May 18. William atte Hole acknowledges that he owes to Adam de Brome, clerk, 
■Westminster. 9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Berks. 

Adam de Brome, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William atte Hole 
9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

Stephen de Eedenesse acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Saltmersk 41. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Leycestre of Northampton, the elder, acknowledges that he 
owes to Stephen atte Eedenesse 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

John le Marchal of Britlampton, parson of the church of Esthatteleye, 
diocese of Ely, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 
201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesi- 
astical goods in CO. Cambridge. 

Stephen de Redenesse acknowledges that he owes to Master Adam de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

May 22. John de Sapy, Robert de Kendale, and John Hauward, James de Audele, 

Westminster. John de Hanstede, and John de Dufford acknowledge that they owe to 

Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 

of their lands and chattels in cos. Hertford {Her'), Buckingham, Suffolk, 

Stafford, Northampton, and Worcester. 

John de Oddingeseles and Emma his wife acknowledge that they owe 
to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Warwick and Oxford. 

Margery late the wife of John de Hache, acknowledges that she owes to 
Simon de Shepeye 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

John de Felton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Claveryng 
251. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Matilda, late the wife of Richard de Vernon, the younger, acknowledges 
that she owes to William de Herlaston, clerk, and John de Pychecote, vicar 
of the church of Billesdon, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
her lands and chattels in cos. Stafford and Derby. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane Md. 

May 8. Constantine le {sic) Mortimer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Laurence de Brok 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Cambridge and Norfolk. 



1S2- CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. Membrane \\d — cont. 

The prior of St. Mary of Suthvverk acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Walter de Barton and Master Richard de Aiilton, executors of the 
will of Master Philip de Barton, late archdeacon of Surrey, 23 marks, 
6*. %d\ to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Sun'ey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 6'. To the justices in eyre for forest pleas in co. Essex. Order not to put 

"Westminster, the abbot of Caen iu default by reason of the common summons of the eyre, 

as the king has warranted to him his absence. By K. 

May 11. Robert de Tong has letters to the abbot and convent of Cerne to receive 

Westminster, the pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of 

the abbot. By K. 

May 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 

Westminster, men of his bailiwick who have 40/. of land or rent yearly or hold a whole 
knight's fee of the value of 40^ yearly, and who have held them for three 
whole years, of whomsoever they may hold, shall take the order of knight- 
hood before Michaelmas next or at that feast, and to certify the king at the 
said feast of the names of those who have such land or rent or fee in his 
bailiwick. The king will enquire concerning the sheriff's bearing in the 
execution of this order, and will cause a remedy to be applied. By K. 

[Feeder a ; Pari. Writs ^ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \^Ihid.'\ 

To the same. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all those who 
wish to receive knighthood from the king shall come to London before 
Whitsunday next to receive their necessary apparatus from the king's 
wardrobe. [/68</.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \Ibid^ 

Memorandum., that the archbishops and bishops, earls and barons of the 
realm, are ordered by letters under the privy seal to be with the king 
at Westminster on Sunday after the Ascension next to speak and treat with 
him upon matters touching him. \_Ibid.'\ 
May 10. To the bailiffs, men, and whole community of the town of Southampton. 

Westminster. Order to prepare six of the greatest ships of the town, and to cause them 
to be provisioned with men, and to cause them to come to Portesmuth 
by the feast of Holy Trinity next, in order to carry thence at the king's 
wages men-at-arms and their horses and other men in the king's service as 
the masters of the ships shall then be enjoined on the king's behalf, as the 
king understands that certain men are endeavouring to usurp his rights in 
the duchy of Aquitaine and to attack the duchy with armed force. They 
are ordered to certify the king without delay of the names of the ships and 
of their masters. '1 he king has ordered the sheriff of Southampton to cause 
gangways {pontes) and hurdles {clayas) necessary for the shipment 
(eshippamento) of the said men and horses to be provided and carried to 
Portesmuth. By K. 

\F(edera^ 

The like to the mayors, bailiffs, and men, and bailiffs and men of the 
following places : 

Sandwich for fuur ships. 
Wynchelse for six ships. 
La Rie for two ships. 
Eaversham for one ship. 
Seford for one ship. 
Shorham for two ships. 
Weymuth for ten ships. 
Portesmuth for one ship. 



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1324. Membrane \\d — cont. 

Haraelhok for one ship. 
Boldre for one ship. 
Jernemue under Wyght for two ships. 
Pole and members for four shipi. [iSjrf.] 

May 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause all the ships of 

Westminster, that port and of its members, capable of carrying 40 tuns of wine and 
upwards, to be prepared and found without delay, so that they shall be ready 
to set out in the king's service on three days' summons, and not to permit 
such ships to go to parts beyond sea hereafter, and to cause such ships as 
are now without the port to be retained and prepared as above upon their 
return, certifying the king of the number of such ships now in the port 
and outside the port, and to warn the mariners and others of the port who 
are absent to proceed cautiously during their stay and return so that they 
do not fall into the hands of their adversaries, pirates, or others. By K. 

ilbid.'] 

The like to the following : 

The barons and bailiffs of Dover, Hethe, Romenhale, Wynchelse, La 
Rye, Hasting', Faversham. 
The like to the mayors and bailiffs, and bailiffs of the following places : 



Southampton. 

Portesmue. 

Shorham. 

Yarmouth. 

Dunwich. 

Ipswich. 

Sheford. 

Pevenesche. 

Bristol. 

Herewych. 

Oreford. 

Goseford. 

Maldon. 

Taremuth. 

La Pole. 

The Isle of Wight. 

Hardelawe. 

Flynt. 

Holmcoltram. 

St. Bees {Sancta Begd). 

Wyrkyngton. 

Ravenglas. 

Falemue. 

St. Michael's Mount in peril of 

the sea. 
Mousehole. 
St. Karantocus. 
Oldestowe. 
Clovely. 

Shippedenemere. 
Welles and Holkeham. 
Brunham. 
Thornham. 
Lenne. 
Boston. 
Salteneye. 
Salfletebye. 



Waynflet. 

GrjTnesby. 

Kyngeston-on-Hull. 

Ravenesere. 

Scardeburgh. 

Baumburgh. 

Tynemuth. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Whyteby. 

Lancastre. 

Cokermue. 

Lyvrepol. 

Pordesham. 

The prior of St. Helen's bailiff of 

the Isle of Wight. 
Neuport in the Isle of Wight. 
Towemouth. 
Ilfardecumb. 
Cumbemartyn. 
Dunsterre. 
Usk. 
Goer. 
Lym. 

Landstephan. 
Talthan. 
Haverford. 
Penbrok. 
Sencher. 
Kameys. 
Kalgaran. 
Kermerdyn. 
Kardygan. 
Angleseye. 
Bothelan. 
Chester. 
Aberconeweye. 
Lampader. 



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1324. 



Memhrane \\d — cont. 



Sweneseye. 

Karnarvan. 

Kedewelly. 

Mileford. 

Lymer. 

Oterymuth. 

Exemue, with Lulebam, Kyen 

and Toppesham. 
Sydemouth. 
Teygnemue. 



Dertemue, with Tottonye. 

Porlemue. 

Yalmmue under Nyweton Ferers. 

Plvmmue with Sutton. 

L6. 

Fawy. 

Boldi-e. 

Blakeneye. 

Glamorgan. 

Strugoil. 



The like to the abbot and bailifEs of Furneux, the prior of Kertemel, and 
the justiciary of Ireland or him who supplies his place. 

May 9. To Geoffrey le Scrop. Order to be with the king at Westminster on 

Westminster. Sunday after the Ascension next to treat and give his counsel upon the 

king's aifairs with the prelates, earls, barons, and other procere* of the realm, 

whom the king has ordered to be with him at the above date. By K. 

{^Parl. TVrits.] 

The like to fourteen others. \^Ibid.] 

May 9. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 

■Westminster, knights of his bailiwick shall be with the king at Westminster on Wednesday 
after the said Sunday, laying aside all excuses, to treat and give their counsel 
upon the aforesaid matters with the king and the prelates, earls, barons, and 
proceres aforesaid. The sheriff is ordered to be there in person on the 
aforesaid day, certifying the king of the names of all knigtits and other 
men-at-arms of his bailiwick and his proceedings herein. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. By K. 

[Ibid ] 



Membrane lOd. 

May 16. Joan, late the wife of John de Barton of Oswaldkirk, acknowledges that 

The Tower, she o^wes to Roger de Grymston, knight, 9/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. York. 

Ralph Bygot acknowledges that he owes to Thomas West 400 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk 
and Northampton. 

The said Ralph acknowledges that he owes to the said Thomas 130 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the afore- 
said counties. 

William de la Doune acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de 
Sheringg 40s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Cambridge, Essex, and Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Maimselinus Marmyoun, parson of the church of Stanhopp, diocese of 
Durham, and William son of William Marmyoun acknowledge that they 
owe to Roger Beler 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. York and Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 19. Thomas son of Richard Wale of Eydon acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Richard Wale of Eydon 1,000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 



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185 



1324. Membrane lOd — cont. 

William Bever, parson of the church of Hambury, diocese of Worcester, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Eynesham and William atte Wolde 
of London lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter, prior of the church of St. Mary, Suthwerk, acknowledges, for 
himself and convent, that he owes to William Roce and Hilary Eoce 
36 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de Palleye, William de Herlaston, and Edmund de Breccles, executors of 
the will of Gilbert de Roubury, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in cos. Surrey 
and Kent. 

John son of Arnald de Percy acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 40«. ; to be leyied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

May 20. John Galewey of Mundeford acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Neuport 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

John son of Warin Quyntyn of Neuport acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Neuport 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

May 24. Philip de Hardeshull acknowledges that he owes to John de Lowe of 

Westminster. Asshene 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Leicester, Buckingham, and Northampton. 

Guy Breton acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Kelsale Al. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Chekewell acknowledges that he owes to Guy Jacobi, spicer 
{apotecar') of London, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London and co. Kent. 

John de Say of Mertok acknowledges that he owes to William son of 
John de Say of Mertok 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

May 26. Geoffrey de Wykewane of Aston Somervill acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John de Sloughtre 170 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Thomas son of Eustace acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth de Burgo 
and Master Richard de Clare, parson of the church of Dunmowe, 500/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

John Knyght of Stystede acknowledges that he owes to John de Bousser 
100s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Essex. 

Hamo de Barsham acknowledges that he owes to John de Arches, 
'messager,' 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



May 27. 
■Westminster. 



1324. Membrane lOd — cont. 

Roger de Mortivall' and Thomas de Foxle, executors of the will of John 
le Flemyng, put in their place John de Neweland, clerk, to prosecute a 
recognisance for 54/. 

Memorandum, that on 26 May, to wit the feast of St. Augustine the Arch- 
bishop, the king at Westminster granted, with the assent of Master Robert 
de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, his chancellor, and of others of hia 
council, to Sir Richard de Ayremynne, his clerk, the custody of the rolls of 
chancery, to have in the same way as others who have previously had the 
custody thereof; and the said Richard took the oath that he ought to take 
in this behalf on the same day in the chancellor's lodging in the houses of the 
earl of Richmond near St. Paul's London, in the presence of the chancellor, 
Master Henry de Olyf, Sir William de Herlaston, Adam de Brom, and 
other clerks of the chancery, and Sir William de Ayremynne, previously 
keeper of the rolls, there delivered the keys of the chests wherein the rolls 
are kept. [I'arL Writs.'] 

Thomas Chaunterel acknowledges that he owes to John son of Robert 
de Norton 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Berks and Surrey. 

Release by Hugh de Dryby, son and heir of Sir Ralph de Dribi, to John 
son of Sir John de Harsyk of co. Norfolk and Margery his wife of his right 
in the manor of Dryby, co. Lincoln, and in all knights' fees, advowsons, 
and all other things pertaining thereto. Witnesses : Sir William de 
Kyme, Sir Robert Darcy, Sir Simon Chaumberleyn, Sir William de Paris, 
Sir Robert de Morle, Sir John Haward, Sir John de Felton, knights; 
William Morteyn ; John Pecok. Dated at London, 27 May, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
same day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Sir John de Arsyk, knight, of 
Northfolk, to Hugh de Dryby, son of Sir Ralph de Dryby, knight, of a 
robe, price 2 marks, or 2 marks yearly from his manor of Suthacre, 
CO. Northfolk. Witnesses: Sir John Haward, Sir John de Felton, knights; 
John Pecok. Dated at London, 28 May, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into the chancery at Westminster, on 
the aforesaid day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

May 28. Reginald son of John de Peckebrigg acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Matilda Sampsom of Eston 9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



Membrane 9d. 

May 20. To the bailiffs, men, and whole community of the town of Southampton. 

Westminster. Order to cause the six ships that the king lately ordered them to cause to 

be prepared and sent to Portesmuth by the feast of Holy Trinity next to 

be sent to Plymmouth by that date, certifying the king without delay of 

the names of the ships and of the masters thereof. By K. 

The like to twelve ports for the ships (specified at page 182). 

May 10. To the bailiffs, men, and whole community of Great Yarmouth. Order 

Westminster, to prepare five of the greatest ships of the town, and to cause them to be 
provided with men [and] mariners, and to cause them to come to Plimmuth 
by the feast of Holy Trinity next, in order to carry thence at the king's 
wages men-at-arms and their horses and other men in the king's service as 
the masters of the ships shall be then enjoined on the king's behalf, as the 
king understands that certain men are endeavouring to usurp his rights in 
the duchy of Aquitaine and to attack the duchy with armed force. They 



17 EDWARD II. 



187 



1324. Membrane 9d — cont. 

are ordered to certify the king without delay of the names of the ships and 
of the masters of the ships. The king has ordered the sheriff of South- 
ampton to cause gangways (pontes) and hurdles {clayas) necessary for 
the shipment of the said men and horses to be provided and carried to 
Plymmuth. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and communities of the following places : 

Little Yarmouth for two ships. 

Ipswich for two ships. 

Herewych for one ship. 

Donewiz for two ships. 

Romenye for one ship. 

Hasting' for one ship. 

Lym for one ship. 

Exemuth for one ship. 

Dertemuth for four ships. 

Plumrauth for one ship. 

Powy for one ship. 

Tengemuth for one ship. 

May 20. To the bailiffs, men, and community of the town of Weymuth. Order to 
Westminster, cause six of the ten ships that the king lately ordered them to prepare and 
send to Pcrtesmuth to come to Plymmuth at the feast of the Holy Trinity 
next, to set out in the king's service at his wages, certifying the king of 
the names of the ships and of the names of the masters of the same. The 
king will spare them from providing the other four ships upon this occasion. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to go in person to the ports of 
Portesmuth, Hamelhok, Suthampton, Boldre, and Yarmuth under Wyght, and 
to cause the ships that the king has ordered the bailiffs and men of those 
ports to prepare for the carrying of horses to be arrayed and to hasten the 
preparation of the same, so that they be at Plymmouth at the feast of Holy 
Trinity at the latest. The king will cause gangways {pontes), hurdles, and 
other such necessaries to be brought to Plymmouth from the parts of South- 
ampton at the said day. By K. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Sussex for a ship at Seford and two ships at Shorham. 
The sheriff of Dorset for four ships at La Pole with its members and 

six ships at Weymouth, and a ship at Lym. 
The sheriff of Devon for a ship at Exmuth, a ship at Tengemuth, four 

ships at Dertemouth, and a ship at Plymmouth. 
The sheriff of Cornwall for a ship at Fawy. 

May 26. To the mayor, bailiffs, and community of the town of Lyme. Order to 
Westminster, prepare and send to Plummuth two of the greatest ships of that town, 
instead of one as previously ordered, to be at Plummuth at the feast of 
Holy Trinity next at the latest. The king has ordered the sheriff of Dorset 
to buy and provide gangways and hurdles and other necessaries, and to 
carry the same to Plumuth. They are to obey the said sheriff and the 
king^s clerk John Devery, and either of them, whom the king is sending to 
them in this behalf, in all things concerning the premises, as they shall be 
required by the sheriff and John, or either of them. The king will cause 
the wages of the sailors of the ships to be paid in advance for twenty days 
from the time when the ships set out in his service. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and community of the following towns : 

Plumuth, for two ships instead of one. 

Tengemuth for two ships instead of one. 

Exmuth for two ships instead of one. 



188 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. Membrane 9d — cont. 

In which three writs the sheriff of Devon is ordered to buy and provide 
gangways and hurdles, etc., with the clause about payment of the sailors' 
wages as above. Ry K. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and community of the towns of Boldre, 
Lymynton, and Kyavene for two ships instead of one, with like order to 
the sheriff of Southampton, and clause for payment of wages. 

To the bailiffs, men, and community of Southampton. Order to provide 
and send as above two of the greatest ships of that town, instead of six as 
previously ordered. The king has ordered the sheriff of Southampton to 
provide gangways, hurdles, etc., and he will cause the sailors' wages to be 
paid as above. By K. 

To the bailiffs, men, and community of Fowy. Order to cause the ship 
that the king previously ordered them to provide to be sent to Plumuth by 
the above date. The king has ordered the sheriff of Cornwall to provide 
gangways, hurdles, etc., and he will cause the sailors' wages to be paid' as 
above. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and community of Weymuth for six ships, 
and to the bailiffs, men, and community of La Pole and Warham and their 
members for four ships, in which two writs it is written that the king has 
ordered the sheriff of Dorset to provide gangways and hurdles, etc. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and whole community of Dertemuth for four 
ships, in which it is written that the sheriff of Devon is ordered to provide- 
gangvvays and hurdles. 

The like to the bailiffs, men, and whole community of Yaremuth under 
Wyght to prepare two ships, and to the bailiffs, men, and community of the 
towns of Hamele and Hamelok to prepare a ship, in which two writs it is 
written that the sheriff of Southampton is ordered to provide gangways and 
hurdles. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause gangways and hurdles 
and other necessaries for the shipment of horses and men in the ships tliat 
the king has ordered the bailiffs, men, and community of the towns of 
Boldre, Yaremuth under Wyght, Hemelok, and Southampton to provide 
and send to Plumuth to be bought and purveyed by the view and testimony 
of John Devery, king's clerk, whom the king is sending to him in this 
behalf, or of a person to be deputed by John. By K. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Somerset and Dorset, for the ships to be provided at Lym, Waymouth, 

Pole, Warham, and their members. 
Devon, for the ships to be provided at Plumuth, Dertemuth, Tegne- 

muth, and Exemuth. 
Cornwall, for a ship to be provided at Fowy. 

May 26. To the mayor, bailiffs, men, and community of Great Yarmouth. Order 

Weetminster. to supersede until further orders the sending of five ships of that port to 
Plimmuth ; provided, however, that the said ships and other ships of that 
town be at the king's service when summoned. By K. 

The like to the mayors, bailiffs, and community, and bailiff.s, men, and 
community of the following towns, concerning the ships ordered to be pro- 
vided by them : 

Little Yarmuth. Wynchelse. 

Ipswich. La Rye. 

Herewych. Faversham. 

Donewich. Seford. 

Romeneye. Shorham. 

Hastyng'. Portesmuth. 

Sandwich. 



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189 



-lon^ Membrane 8d. 

May 26. Robert Prille acknowledges that he owes to John de Bousser 10/. ; to be 

Westminster, levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Essex. 

William Baldewyne of Wyndesore acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Arderne of Chabeham 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

May 27. John de Segrave and Stephen de Segrave acknowledge that they owe to 

Sheen. the king 10,000 marks; to be levied, in default of p.iyraent, of their lands 
and chattels in England, Ireland, and Wales. [Pari. Writs.'] 

Cancelled by the king's order, as appears hy the writ sewed to this. 

Memorandum, that this recognisance was made for having pardon of the 
trespass committed by Stephen concerning the escape of Roger de Mortuo 
Mari of Wygemor, a rebel and traitor, from his custody from the Tower of 
London. After the recognisance was made, a deed was delivered to Stephen 
that he had made to the king for the safe custody of the tower under 
grievous penalties contained in the said deed. [Ibid.] 

Richard de Bonyton and John Lucas of Shaldeford acknowledge that 
they owe to Robert son of William de Rokeswell 1 0/. ; to be levied, in 
default cf payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Richard Homedewe acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Hungerford 
6Zs. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Wilts. 

Ralph le Tavei-ner of Mailing acknowledges that he owes to James 
Beauflour, citizen of London, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

The aforesaid Ralph acknowledges that he owes to the said James \Ql. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 

Robert de Dynmer acknowledges that he owes to John de Astwyk 210/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Leicester 
and Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de A[stw]yk and John de la Marche acknowledge that they owe 
to Robert de Dynmere 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham, Leicester, and Oxford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Wodehous, clerk, 23 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

John Harsyk acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Dryby 60/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Dommere acknowledges that he owes to John de Astwyk 200/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Leicester 
and Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Harpeden and William de Lusteshull acknowledge that they 
owe to Master John Walewayn 45/. 19s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Wilts. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1324. 



May 18. 
■Westminster. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 
William de Venables acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 
Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled on paytnent, 

Walter le Furretour, who has long served the king, is sent to the abbot 
and convent of Waledenne St. Mary to receive such maintenance in their 
house as Hekenettns, the king's late huntsman, had therein. By p.s. [6890.] 

Nicholas de Guldeford, parson of the church of Cestreton, puts in his 

place Richard de Stonle and John de Braundeston to prosecute a recog- 
nisance for lOOZ. made to him in chancery by Nicholas son of Nicholas de 
Warrewyk. 

The said Nicholas de Guldeford puts in his place the said Richard and 
John to prosecute a recognisance for 15/. made to him in chancery by 
Thomas Huscarl. 

The said Nicholas puts the said Richard and John in his place to prose- 
cute a recognisance for 10 marks made to him in chancery. 

William de Staunford, clerk, puts in his place Thomas Prat to prosecute 
a recognisance for 11 marks 6s. 8rf. made to him in chancery by Robert 
Achard, knight. 

The aforesaid William puts the said Thomas in his place to prosecute a 
recognisance for 110s. made to him in chancery by John son of John de 
Grymstede. 

June 3. John de Bekyngham of Redenesse acknowledges that he owes to William 

Westminster, de Ayremynne, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Elias Stoil (?) acknowledges that he owes to Dionisia de la Ryvere, late 
the wife of John de la Rivere, knight, 201. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas Trymenel acknowledges that he owes to John son of Nicholas 
Trymenel, the younger, lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

The said Nicholas acknowledges that he owes to the said John son of 
Nicholas lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

The said Nicholas acknowledges that he owes to William son of Nicholas 
Trymenel lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 

The said Nicholas acknowledges that he owes to the said William son of 
Nicholas 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

June 6. William de Maidenstan came before the king, on Wednesday after 

Westminster. St. Boniface, and sought to replevy the land of Walter atte Bergh, William 
son of Mariota, Robert Gose, Stephen Benere, and Katherine, late the wife 
of William Gose, in Hegham, which was taken into the king's hands for 
their default before the justices of the Bench against Alice, late the wife of 
John Gose. This is signified to the justices. 

June 9. Thomas son of William de Hastinges, knight, acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to William de Ossyngtou, clerk, 45 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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191 



June 4. 

Westminster. 



1324. Membrane 8d — cont. 

JuDe 11. Eobert (?) Beygnard (?), knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Ctisancia, clerk, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Portreve of Northflete acknowledges that he owes to Bartholo- 
mew Muscard, citizen of London (?), 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas (he kino; lately ordered him to cause 
proclamation to be made that all who have 40Z. of land or rent yearly or a 
whole knight's fee worth 401. yearly, and who have held the same for three 
years and are not knights, shall become knights by Michaelmas next at the 
latest, the king now signifies to him that it was and is his intention that all 
those who are not knights and who ought to receive knighthood before the 
said feast shall, although they have not received knighthood, provide them- 
selves with horses (eqvitatura) and arms according to their estate, to wit 
every one at least [a horse] for himself and another {ad minus pro se altera). 
The king also wills and has ordained by his council that all those who have 
20/. of land or rent shall, although they be not knights, in like manner 
provide horses and arms for themselves at least without delay, and that all 
those who have less shall be assessed to arms and arrayed according to the 
form of the statute of Winchester. The king therefore orders the sheriff 
to cause proclamation to this effect to be made in his county [court] and 
in cities, boroughs, and market towns, and in other places within his baili- 
wick where he shall see fit, and that every one shall cause the premises to 
be observed and done under pain of forfeiture. The king will appoint cer- 
tain men in whom he has confidence to supervise the premises in every 
county, and to punish those who neglect to observe the premises as they 
have been enjoined by the king. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 



Membrane Id. 

June 1. John de Fylsted of London, ' vineter,' acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John de Knyghton 64Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Robert de Aymunderby acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
St. Mary's York 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Robert de Novo Burgo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Adam 
Walrand, knight, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Dorset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter atte Watre of Sonde acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Weston 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

June 2. Brother Thomas Larchier, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Westminster, in England, acknowledges that he owes to Aymer de Valencia, earl of 
Pembroke, 5,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Mary, late the wife of Aymer, 
and executrix of his will. 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. 



June 6. 
Westminster. 



June 6. 

Westminster. 



June 7. 
Westminster. 

June 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Id — cont. 
John de Dagge worth acknowledges that he owes to Elias Pe^'k 10/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Robert son of Robert de Jorz, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Ralph de Orophill, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Walter le Povre, 'chivaler,' acknowledges that he owes to John le Povre 
his son 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Oxford. 

Enrolment of deed of Edmund de Bacounesthorp, son and heir of Sir 
Robert de Bacounesthorp, knight, manumitting John Somer, son of Regi- 
nald Somer, of Depham, co. Norfolk, his bondman, from all servitude and 
all servile works and conditions, making and quitclaiming him and all his 
sequela and issue, lands, rents, goods and chattels, a free man and of free 
condition. Witnesses : Hugh de Garton, William de Causton, John de 
Causton, John de Dallingg, John de Ayllesham, Robert de Hakebourn, 
citizens of London. Dated at London, 1 June, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum , that Edmund came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
aforesaid day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

Roger Beler acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Preschevill 
2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The aforesaid Ralph acknowledges that he owes to the said Roger 
2,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Shene of Long Staunton acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Insula 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

John de Stapelton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger de Grymmeston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Ayremynne, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Matilda, late the wife of William le Wyne, acknowledges that she owes 
to Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, 100 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Salop. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

John de Mohun, lord of Dunsterre, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Wylynton 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Somerset and Devon. 

Robert de Dykeby of Tylton acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
Trussel 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co Leicester. 

John de Wylynton, lord of Umberleye, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Mohun, knight, lord of Dunsterre, 5,000/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Gloucester, Berks, and Devon. 

Thomas son of Roger le Wryght of Gretford acknowledges that he owes 
to Master Henry de Ayremynne, clerk, 32s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of bis lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



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1324, Membrane 'Id — conf. 

June 8. William soq of Richard de Bodekesham aelsnowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John le Smale, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

The aforesaid William acknowledges that he owes to the said John 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the aforesaid county. 

William de Burgo, burgess of Northampton, acknowledges that he owes 
to Hugh, earl of Winchester, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 12. John son of Adam de Aperdele acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

Westminster. Ledred 11 Z. 4s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 12. Nicholas Kyriel of co. Kent, Richard de Perers, John deLyston, Robert 

Westminster, de Cheddeworth of co. Essex, Martin de Pysshacre of co. Devon, Robert de 
Aspale of co. Suflfolk, Master Richard de Clare of co. Somerset, John 
Pysegle of the city of London and co. Essex, and Eustace de Swafham of 
CO. Cambridge acknowledge that they owe to the king 500 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the aforesaid 
counties and city. 

June 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause tlie afore- 

Westminster. said sum to be levied from the said lands and chattels at the terms of pay- 
ment specified in the above recognisance, and not to intermeddle further 
with the matters touching William de Grosefeld by reason of a counterfeit 
letter of acquittance in the name of Bartholomew de Badelesmere exhibited 
by him, concerning which he is impeached before them. By K. 

June 13. Gilbert son of William do Maiden acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Westminster. Smale, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de Wodehaye, parson of the church of Hertleye, diocese of Win- 
chester, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Palmere of Maldon 100*. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. South- 
ampton. 

John de Maldon, son of William de Maldon, acknowledges that he owes 
to John le Smale, clerk, 41 marks, 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

John de HardeshuU, knight, and Philip de Hardeshull acknowledge that 
they owe to Richard de Perers, knight, and John de Vienna lOl. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Enrolment of grant by Matthew son of Richard de Whitefeld to Sir 
Robert de Tymparon, clerk, of all his lands in Aynstaplelith and Routhe- 
clive, CO. Cumberland, and of the reversion of all the lands in Bourstede in 
the town of Burgh-on-Sands {de Burgo super Sabulones), and the manor 
of Terriby, except 60 acres of land and meadow in the same manor, which 
lands and manor Richard, father of the donor, holds by the courtesy of 
England of the donor's inheritance. Witnesses : Richard de Kirkebridde, 
Peter de Tiliol, Richard de Denton, Robert de Bampton, knights ; Robert 
Parnynk, Thomas de Hardgill, Thomas de Neuby, John de Ormesby, John 
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1324. Membrane 7d — cmt. 

de Kirkoswald, Richard de Salkeld, Thomas Beauchamp. Dated at London, 
8 May, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Matthew came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
aforesaid day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 



June 8. 

Westminster. 



June 5. 
Westminster. 



June 13. 

Westminster. 



June 13. 

Westminster. 



Meubranb, 6d. 

John son of Andrew de Jarpevill came before the king, on Friday after 
St. Boniface, and sought to replevy to Nicholas Moille and Agnes his wife 
their land in Mentemor, which was taken into the king'.s hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Hugh de Stretle. This is 
signified to the justices. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Whereas the king lately ordered 
the bailiffs, men, and communities of the following towns to provide the 
ships specified below, to wit Lyme two ships, Weymuth six ships, Pole, 
Warham and their members four ships, and to send them to Plymmuth by 
the octaves of Holy Trinity next, and the king now understands that certain 
masters and mariners of ships of the said towns eloigned ( ?) themselves from 
the ports of those towns after they had knowledge of the premises, so that 
ships cannot be found in those ports to set out in the king's service, where- 
for the king [intends] shortly to punish the offending masters and mariners. 
The king, being unwilling that his expedition shall be retarded, orders the 
sheriff to go to Melecoumbe and the other ports of his bailiwick, and to 
cause ships to be prepared to the number deficient from the greater ships 
of those ports, and to cause them to be furnished with men and mariners, 
and to cause them to come to Plymmuth, so that they be there in the said 
quinzaine of Holy Trinity. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Like order concerning the towns of Plymmuth, 
Dertemuth, Tegnemuth, and Exmuth, 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to inform the owners, masters 
and mariners of the ships from the towns of Boldre, Yaremuth-under- 
Wyght, Hemelok, and Southampton that the king lately ordered to be 
provided and sent to Plymmuth by the octaves of Holy Trinity next, that 
the king has prorogued the time for their coming from the aforesaid octaves 
until the quinzaine of Midsummer. The sheriff is ordered to cause the 
gangways and hurdles, which the king ordered him to provide and carry to 
Plymmuth by the said octaves, to be there before the aforesaid quinzaine. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset concerning the ships from 
Lyme, Weymuth, Pole and Warham and their members ; the sheriff of 
Devon concerning the ships from Plymmutht, Dertemuth, Exmuth, and 
Tegnemuth ; and the sheriff of Cornwall concerning a ship from Fowy. 

John de Ros, son of William de Ros of Hamelak, knight, acknowledges 
that he owes to William de Ayremynne, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Gossefeld acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Cryel, 
Richard de Perers, Martin de Pysshacre, Robert de Aspale, John de Lyston, 
Richard de Clare, clerk, John Puicelegle, Robert de Cheddeworth, and 
Eustace de Swafham 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex, 



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1324!. Membrane Qd — cont. 

June 15. John de Strircheslegh {sic), knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh 

The Tower, le Despenser, earl of Winchester, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 



Membrane 5d. 

June 13. Richard le Waleys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Westminster. Ayremynn, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Malmeyns of Hoo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
Neel, citizen of London, 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



June 15. 
The Tower. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



June 19. 
The Tower. 



June 18. 
The Tower. 



Gregory de Clementhorp came before the king, on Friday after St. 
Barnabas last, and sought to replevy the land of Robert le Bakere of Aton 
and of Dionisia, late the wife of John de Burton of Aton, in Aton, which 
was taken into the king's hands for their default before the justices of the 
Bench against William son of Elias de Wylton and Margaret his wife. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Henry Bernard of Eton acknowledges that he owes to John de Baverton 
and John his son and to John de Bokelynton QOl. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Hereford. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause two of the better ships of 
the ports within his bailiwick to be provided in addition to the ships that 
the king has ordered the bailiffs, men, and communities of certain towns 
within his bailiwick to provide and send to Plymmuth, and to cause the 
said two ships to be provided with mariners, and to cause gangways, hurdles, 
and other necessaries to be prepared and carried to Plymmuth by the 
quinzaine of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The king will cause the 
wages of the mariners of the said two ships to be paid in advance for twenty 
days from the time when the ships set out in his service. By K. 

Matthew de Clyvedon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Amwell 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Somerset. 

Enrolment of letters of Stephen de Segrave, knight, witnessing that 
whereas the king lately delivered to him the custody of the Tower of 
London, and Stephen bound himself by deed to keep the Tower well and 
truly and especially to keep safely Roger de Mortimer of Wygemore, a rebel 
and attainted traitor, who was then imprisoned within the Tower, and who 
was delivered to Stephen for custody, so that he should answer to the king 
for Roger's body under grievous pains and forfeitures contained in the said 
deed, and afterwards, because Roger escaped out of his custody by night, 
the king caused Stephen's body to be taken and put in prison, and now the 
king, of his grace and good will, and by a recognisance for a sum of money 
that Sir John de Segrave, his father, and he have made in chancery, has 
dehvered Stephen from prison and has made a charter of pardon for the 
said trespass ; Stephen, desiring to so do that the king may assure himself 
of him in all points, has, of his free will and without coercion, taken oath 
upon the Gospels to the king to be obedient, intendent, and aiding to him 
in all matters and undertakicgs, and to aid, maintain, and defend him and 
his friends, etc., by all means which the king shall enjoin upon him, etc., 

n2 



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1324. Membrane 5d — cont. 

etc. To make greater security to the king for the execution of the premises, 
he charges himself, his lands, goods, and chattels, and wills and grants that, 
if he do the contrary, the king may take and imprison him and treat him as 
one attainted of falseness and malice and may seize his lands, goods and 
chattels as forfeited, and he has, moreover, found mainpernors for the 
execution of the premises. Dated at Westminster {Weymoster), 1 June, 
in the 17th year of the king's reign. French. \^Parl. Writs.^ 

June 21. Brother Thomas Lareher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Northfleet. in England, acknowledges that he owes to John de Acherico de Portenaire 
of Florence 252/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Leicester. 

The said prior acknowledges that he owes to James Gety of Luca 450/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 
Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Peregrine de Srancone, attorney 
of James. 

June 20. To the abbot and convent of Malmesbury. Order to grant to John de 

Tunbridge. Thynden, king's clerk, tlie pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason 

of the new creation of the abbot. By K, 

William son of John Peyvre puts in his place John de Langeton to 

defend the execution of a recognisance for 120 marks made by him in 

chancery to John de Thelnitham. 

June (5. Thomas de Veer acknowledges thnt he owes to Thomas Gobyoun 30/. j to 

Bayhall. be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



Membrane 4d. 

June 28. John son of Stephen le Eyr of Cestrefeld acknowledges that he owes to 

Tunbridge. John de Beaufey 15 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

Thomas de Kersbrok, parson of the church of Little Laufare, diocese of 
London, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wrotham 40/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

John de Boylond acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Harwold, 
'grosser' of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

William de Clif, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de Boselyng- 
thorp 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Adam Amory of Harpeden acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Prestope 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Hertford. 

July 2. Nicholas de Huntercoumbe, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to 

Eotherfield. Master Adam de Hoghton, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Richard de Buselynthorp, knight, 
to Sir William de Clif, clerk, of his right in five messuages, a mill, 
4 bovates of land, 40 acres of meadow, 8 acres of wood, 100 acres of wood, 
100 acres of marsh, and a fishery in the water of Le Idle, 26s. 8d. of rent 
in Everton, Herewell, and Scafteworth, and in all other lands and rents 



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1324). Membrane Ad — cont. 

that William holds in the said towns for the term of the life of Lucy de 
Clatthorp of the releasor's inheritance after the death of Isabella, the relea- 
sor's mother. Witnesses : Hasculph de Whitewell ; John Waldeshef ; Eudo 
de Billesby ; John de Trehampton ; John Bik ; Richard de Berners; Robert 
de Kelm ; Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk. Dated at Westminster, 2 July, 
17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above. 

Enrolment of deed by William de Clif, clerk, reciting the above release, 
and granting that if he be impleaded concerning the aforesaid tenements 
by Thomas son of Richard de Buselingthorp, Henry and Ralph his brothers, 
or by their issue, the aforesaid John shall not be charged with warranty 
against them at William's suit. Witnesses : Gilbert de Tondeby ; John de 
Denom ; Ascolf de Whitt.ewelle ; John de Waldeschaue ; Ivo de BiUesby. 
Dated at Westminster, 3 July, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that William came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the above deed. 

July 4. William de Braybrok acknowledges that he owes to Master John Wale- 

Eotherfield. wayn, clerk, 33/. Qs. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Surrey aud Dorset. 

John de Oddyngseles, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Ayremynn, clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Warwick and Oxford. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

July 5. Thomas de Tochwyk, clerk, and John de Bledelawe, the younger, of 

Bayhall. co. Buckingham, acknowledge that they owe to Edmund son of Henry de 

Malyns 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in cos. Buckingham and Oxford. 

John, abbot of Certeseye, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that 
he owes to Master Walter de Barton and Master Richard de Aulton, clerks, 
124/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 3d. 

July 2. William de Luttrington acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Lange- 

Eotherfield. don 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Kent. 

Robert son of Adam de Hakebeche acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Shardelowe 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Lincoln, Cambridge, and Norfolk. 

Hugh de Poyntz of Curimalet acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Olneye 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Kent, Somerset, and Gloucester. 

July 5. Thomas Wither, knight, William de Ipstanes, Roger de Ressinton, Roger 

Eotherfield. le Foun of Feyle, Thomas Adam of Assheburn, and William de Benteleye 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Kynardeseye 20/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Stafford and Derby. 

Enrolment of agreement between Sir Richard de Vernoun, the elder, 
and Matilda {Maude), late the wife of Richard de Vernoun, the younger. 



198 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1324. Membrane Zd — cont. 

■witnessing that whereas Matilda has sued the said Richard by divers writs 
of dower before the justices of the Bench, demanding a third of the manors 
of Harleston, co. Stafiord, and Little Appelby, and 2s. of rent m Great 
Appelby, co. Leicester, as her dower of her late husband's free tenement, 
and the said Richard the elder has rendered to her before the said justices, 
in three weeks from Easter last, her dower of the said manors and rent, 
upon which render judgment was given (.se tailla) for Matilda, the said 
Matilda hereby grants that execution of the said judgments shall cease 
during Eichard's Hfe, so that he may hold the said manors and rent entirely 
for his life without disturbance by her, saving to her a yearly rent of 20/. 
from the said manor of Little Appelby, according to the form of a deed 
made to her by him and according to an indenture made between them. 
Witnesses : Sir William de Harleston, clerk ; John Talebot ; Richard de 
Penrys; Hugh Turvill; Adam de Swyneshevede; John del Lee; Simon 
de Norton ; John de Tamworth. Dated at London, Monday after SS. Peter 
and Paul, 17 Edward II. French. 

Memorandum, that Richard and Matilda came into chancery at West- 
minster, on 3 July, and acknowledged the above. 

Enrolment of agreement between the aforesaid Richard and Matilda, 
witnessing that whereas Richard has granted to her a yearly rent of 201. 
from his manor of Little Appelby during his life, she grants that he shall 
be acquitted of the said rent upon payment of lOl. yearly. Witnesses as 
above, with the addition of Roger di^ Baucquell and Roger de Norton. 
Dated at Loudon, on Sunday after the aforesaid feast, 17 Edward II. 
French. 

Memorandum, that Richard and Matilda came into chancery at West- 
minster, on 3 July, and acknowledged the above deeds. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard de Vernoun, knight, to Matilda, late the 
wife of Richard de Vernoun, the younger, of a yearly rent of 201. for his 
life from his manor of Little Appelby, co. Leicester. Witnesses : Sir 
Robert, parson of Swepston church ; Sir William, parson of Stretton church ; 
Osbert de Streston ; Henry de Norton ; John de Overton ; Robert le 
Preman of Norton ; Simon de Norton ; Roger de Norton ; William de 
Croxhale of Norton. Dated at Little Appelby, on Thursday before 
St. Barnabas, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Richard came into chancery at Westminster, on 3 July, 
and acknowledged the above. 

Enrolment of grant by Ingelram son of Ingelram Folenfaunt of Addewyk 
to John de Bossevill of Tyckyl of 100s. of yearly rent from his manors of 
Addewyk and Nonyngton. Witnesses : John de Pudyngton ; Robert le 
Hende; Reginald le Ferour. Dated at London, in Holleburn, Saturday 
before St. Barnabas, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Ingelram came into chancgry at Westminster, on 
5 July, and acknowledged the above deed before the chancellor. 

June 29. John de Stratford, bishop of Winchester, acknowledges that he owes to 

Tuabiidge. the king 10,000/. to be paid at the king's pleasure ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in England. 

Memorandum, that the king wills that 2,000Z. of the alcove sum shall be 
levied for his use at his pleasure, and that tlie residue shall be levied at his 
pleasure, and if aught of the residue be unpaid at the death of the king or 
of the bishop, then the bishop and his successors "and his executors shall be 
acquitted thereof, and that the recognisance shall then be cancelled so far as 
concerns the said residue. 



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Membrane 3d — eont. 



Memorandum, that, on 26 July following, when the king was at Porcestre, 
the interlined words were added by the chancellor's order. 

Memorandum, that the aforesaid recognisance for 10,000Z. was cancelled 
on 9 February, 1326, by the king's order by writ of privy seal, remaining 
on the files of the first year of the same {sic) king. 

Enrolment of deed of Margery, late the wife of Thomas Colepeper, 
witnessing that whereas a fine was levied in three weeks from Michaelmas, 
14 Edward II., before William de Bereford and his fellows, justices of the 
Bench, between the said Thomas and her, demandants, and Eichard de 
Headen and John Colepeper, deforciants, concerning two messuages, two 
mills, 405 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 80 acres of 
wood, and 20s. of rent in Peapymbury, Tonebrug', and Tendele, whereby 
Thomas acknowledged the tenements aforesaid to be the right of John, and 
Eichard and John, in consideration of that acknowledgment, granted 
and rendered the tenements to Thomas and Margery for their lives, with 
remainder to Walter, their son, and to the heirs male of his body, with 
remainder to John, brother of Walter, and the heirs male of his body, 
with remainder to Richard, John's brother, and the heirs male of his body, 
with remainder over to the right heirs of Thomas, which tenements were 
taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas, and are still in his 
hands, the said Margery, in consideration of a grant of 12 marks yearly for 
life from the exchequer, hereby grants and releases the tenements to the 
king for her hfe. Dated at La Bayhalle, 1 July, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Margery came into chancery at Fynesbury, on the, 
said day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 



Membrane 2d. 

June 20. Walter de Shireford, canon in the chapel of Bosham, and Richard 

Northfleet. Pernegarde of Bosham acknowledge that they owe to John de Tyngewyk, 
prebendary of Bosham in the chapel aforesaid, 190 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

William de Manthorp, parson of the church of Cotton, diocese of Norwich, 
and Alan de Goushull acknowledge that they owe to Master Robert de 
Pyncebek 420Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 

June 11. To Thomas Gobion and William de Marny. Order to lay aside all other 
Westminster, matters and intend the choosing, ordaining, and arming of the 150 footmen 
archers that the king lately appointed them to choose in co. Essex, to be 
taken to Westminster by Thomas, so that they be there in the octaves of 
Midsummer, instead of at Plimmuth in the quinzaine of Midsummer as 
previously ordered, as the king wills that they shall be at Westminster in 
the said octaves before Robert de Hagham and the aforesaid William, whom 
the king has appointed to array them and take them to Plimmuth. The 
king has appointed certain of his subjects to pay the archers their wages. 
The like to the following : 

Gilbert de EUesf'eld and Drogo Barentyn, appointed to choose 100 men 
in cos. Oxford and Berks, to be taken by Gilbert to Welles on 
Thursday after the said octaves, and thence to Plimmuth. 
Reginald de Abenhale and William Tracy, appointed to choose 500 men 
in- CO. Gloucester, as well in the bailiwick of St. Briavels as in the 
forest of Dene and Berkeleyh[ernes], and elsewhere in that county, 
to be taken by Reginald to WeUes on Thursday as above. 



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Membrane 2d — cont. 



Roger de Bavent, John de Ifeld, and Nicholas Gentil, appointed to choose 
200 men in co. Kent, 100 men in oo. Surrey, 200 men in co. Sussex, 
to be taken by Nicholas to W[elles] on Wednesday after the said 
octaves, the men of Kent [to be taken] thence to Plimmuth, by 
Nicholas Kiriel, and the men of cos. Surrey and Sussex by Alan de 
Boxhull. 

John de Ticheburn and Ed. de Kendale, appointed to choose 150 men 
in CO. Southampton, to be taken by Ed. to Winchester on the afore- 
said Wednesday, [to be taken thence] to Plimmuth by Alan de 
Boxhull. 

William de Faucomberge and the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 
appointed to choose 200 men in co. Somerset and 130 men in co. 
Dorset, to be taken by William to E[xeter] on the quinzaine of the 
said feast, the men of Somerset to be taken thence to Plimmuth by 
John de Lurtye, and the men of Dorset to be taken thither by John 
Peverel. 

Eoger de Tyriugham and Ealph de Wedon, appointed to choose 140 men 
in COS. Bedford and Buckingham, to be taken by Ralph to Dunstaple 
at the octaves aforesaid, and thence to Plimmuth. 

Walter Gacelyn and Robert le Bore, appointed to choose 200 men in 
CO. Wilts, to be taken by Walter to Welles on the said Thursday, 
and thence to Plimmuth by William Tracy. 

June 1 8. Peter de Redham acknowledges that he owes to William de Shirford, 
The Tower, canon and sacristan of the chapel of Bosham, and to Richard Perngard of 

Bosham 23 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Sussex. 

Robert de Svrynburn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Adam son of 
Robert de Swynburn 500Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Eobert Breton, knight, and William de Paunton acknowledge that they 
owe to Alesia de Lacy, countess of Lincoln, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

The aforesaid Robert and William acknowledge that they owe to the said 
countess 57/. 3s. 4rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 



June 21. Brother John, abbot of Faveresham, acknowledges that he owes to Bartho- 

The Tower, lomew Rik' of Chieri (de Kirio) and Anthony Malocelli of Genoa 166/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Eobert de Swyneburn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Adam son of 
Robert de Swyneburn 500/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Thomas de Prayers of Strixton and John ' in the Wilewes ' of Thynden 
acknowledge that they owe to Henry de la Leye of Eston and Thomas son 
of Walter de Burnham, executors of the will of Thomas de Verdon, 120/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chatties in co. 
Northampton. 

William de Cicestre acknowledges that he owes to John de Grantham, 
citizen and pepperer of London, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex and the city of London. 



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1324. Membrane 2d — cont. 

June 22. John le Chanmberlein of co. Hertford acknowledges that he ones to 

Northfleet. Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of Middlesex, 5 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 21. Edmund Lambyn puts in his place Nicholas de Thomstall to prosecute a 

Northfleet. recognisance for 50 marks made to him in chancery by John Abel. 

June 26. To the mayor and bailiifs of Lenn. Although the king lately ordered them 

Tanbridge. to cause all ships of that port and its members capable of carrying 40 tuns of 
wine and upwards to be prepared and found, so that they should be ready 
to set out in the king's service upon three days' summons, and that they 
should not permit such ships of that port to go to parts beyond sea, and to 
retaia and prepare such ships then without the port upon their return thither, 
the king, wishing to provide for the intlemnity of the men owning the ships 
as much as possible without pre[judice], orders the mayor and bailiffs to 
retain in the port as many ships carrying the said weight as shall suffice for 
the king's sei'vice, having respect to the number of ships of that port, so that 
they be ready to set out in his service upon three days' summons, and to 
permit all other ships, which they have caused to be retained and prepared 
by virtue of the above order, to go to Poitou (Fayto) or Gascony, as the 
masters of the ships shall elect, for the exercise of merchandise. The king 
wills that the ships that they have caused to be retained for his service shall 
be allowed to go to Poitou or Gascony as above upon the return of the afore- 
said ships to port, and that the same number of the latter shall then be re- 
tained for his service. By K. 
The like to the following : ^ 

The mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Little Yarmouth, 

The bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Orford. 

The bailiffs of Blakeneye. 

The bailiffs of Brunham. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Richard Illyng of Laughton to 
Robert son of Walter de Oseville of his right in a messuage, 7 virgates of 
land, 10 acres of meadow, 6*. 4af. of rent in Laughton, which the said 
Robert son of Walter de Oseville has of the gift of the releasor's father. 
Witnesses : Nicholas de Kertlyngg ; . . . de Castre ; William atte Castel ; 
Reginald de Brayntyngthorp ; Thomas de Stagenho ; Adam le Dorturer ; 
Roger le Mareschal the younger; J. . . de Padyngton ; Hamo atte WeUe; 
Robert le Fruter. Dated at Westminster, on Midsummer eve, 17 Edward II. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Westminster, on 3 July, 
and acknowledged the above deed. 

July 6. Agnes, late the wife of William Charles, acknowledges that she owes to 

Botherfield. William de Ayremynne, clerk, 91. 5s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of her lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

John Pecche, knight, puts William de Emeldon, clerk, in his place to 
prosecute a recognisance for 1,000 marks made to him in chancery by John 
Dunheved. 



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1324. 

July 13. 

Porchester. 



July 18. 

Porchester. 



July 18. 
Porchester. 



July 23. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 39. 

To William Tra,cy, Robert Selyman, and Robert de Sapy. Order to 
certify tbe sheriff of Gloucester by indenture of the names of the footmen 
of that county who withdrew themselves and did not come to Plymmuth, 
after they bad received wages and arras from the communities of the towns, 
the king having appointed the said William, Robert, and Robert to choose 
200 footmen out of the 500 footmen archers that he had previously ordered 
to be chosen and talien to Plymmuth from co. G-loucester, as well from the 
bailiwick of St. Briavels as from the forest of Dene and Berkeley Hurnes, 
and elsewhere in that county. The king has ordered the sheriff to take and 
imprison until further orders those who have thus returned. By K. 

IParl. Writs.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Thomas de Grey 6d. daily from 
the issues of his bailiwick, and the arrears thereof from Michaelmas last, 
the king having, on 25 February, in the 13th year of his reign, granted to 
him Qd. daily from the issues of the sheriff's bailiwick in aid of the main- 
tenance of himself and his wife, during the king's pleasure. By K. 

To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to permit John Haward to have respite during his 
absence on the king's service in the duchy [of Aquitaine], whither he is 
going, for 100/. yearly, which the king granted that he should pay for the 
debt due to the exchequer for tbe time when he was sheriff of Norfolk and 
Suffolk. By p.s. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king, because John 
de Lortye, a prisoner in Neugate, was bound by agreement with the king to 
set out in his service for the duchy [of Aquitaine] with ten men-at-arms in 
the next passage at Plymmuth ordained by the king, ordered the mayor and 
sheriffs to release the said John from prison upon his linding mainprise to 
have him back again in the same prison at the king's will unless he set out 
in the king's service as aforesaid, and the mayor has signified by his letters 
to the chancellor that John and others were condemned in 30/. for damages 
for certain trespasses committed by them upon Richard de Burton of 
CO. York and in 30/. for damages for certain trespasses committed by them 
upon Thomas de Bethum, and in 20 marks for damages committed upon 
Adam de Berburn, and were adjudged to the said prison until they had 
satisfied the said parties for the above damages, wherefore it seemed to the 
mayor that he could not proceed to deliver the said John without a warrant 
making mention of the cause of his imprisonment : the king, considering 
that John's services would be very useful to him in the duchy, orders the 
mayor and sheriffs to release him from the said prison upon his finding 
mainpernors to satisfy the aforesaid Richard, Thomas, and Adam for their 
damages before Easter next and also mainpernors to have him back in the 
said prison at the king's will unless he set out in the king's service in 
accordance with the agreement aforesaid. By K. 

To Roger de Gulden, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Somerset. 
Order to restore to Thomas de Gurnaye, knight, a late rebel, his lands, as 



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July 6. 
Lewee. 



July 24. 
Porehester. 



1324. Membrane 39 — cont. 

he has made ransom with the king for his life and lands, provided that if 
the lands have been demised at ferm by the king's order, the said Thomas 
shall satisfy the fermors for their expenses upon the lands. By K . 

The like to Richard le Wayte, esuheator iu cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. 

The like to Robert de Hungei-ford, keeper, etc., in co. Wilts. 

To Peter son of Walter de Hakelut. Order to deliver to the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem all charters, writings, letters with bulls, 
rolls, and other muniments and memoranda of the Templars, which Walter 
his father had in his custody when he was sheriff of Hereford, and which 
are still in Peter's custody, as the king has granted the possessions of the 
Templars to the said Hospital. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to molest John le Chalouer, to 
whom the king, on 10 November last, granted protection for two years, as 
he was staying in the king's service in the duchy [of Aquitaine] in the com- 
pany of Ralph Basset of Drayton, seneschal of Gascony, by reason of a writ 
of deceit sued out at the suit of the prior of Coventry against him under the 
pretence that he had stayed continuously in England before and after the 
date of the protection, they having ordered him to be attached by his body 
to answer to the king and to the prior at a certain date, as it appears to the 
king that John set out in his service in the said duchy and stayed there for 
some time and has now returned to England on the king's service by order 
of the seneschal, and will shortly return to tlie duchy. By K. 

The like to the said justices in favour of Henry de Hyntou, staying with 
the seneschal under the king's protection. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the sheriff of Warwick and the sheriffs 
of London not to arrest the aforesaid John. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to release from prison Margery, 
late the wife of Robert Lewer, a late rebel, and to cause her to be delivered 
to Ralph Cammoys. By K. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Not- 
tingham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
priory of Bredon, which is a cell of the priory of St. Oswald, Nostelle, 
otherwise than by placing a porter at the gate, who is to be amoved when a 
prior is instituted, and to restore to the canons any issues of the priory 
received by him, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the canons of the priory have been wont from the time of the founda- 
tion of that cell to receive all issues and profits of the cell, and to dispose 
and ordain of the same at their pleasure, without Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, formerly patron of the cell, or any other patrons thereof inter- 
meddling with any issues and profits thereof at any time of voidance, or 
receiving the issues or profits thereof, and the earl in his time and the other 
patrons have been wont to have a porter at the gate of the cell at each 
voidance in recognition of their lordship, and that the porter received his 
maintenance from the canons, without taking or receiving any other profit 
thence. 

Aug. 4. To R'oli.ird de Ayremynne and William de PiUaund, late keepers of the 

Guildford, bishopric of Winchester, void and in the king's hands. Order to sell to 
John, bishop of Winchester, all the king's beasts and chattels in the manors 
of the bishopric at a reasonable appraisement, and to deliver the same to 
him by indenture according to such appraisement, and to certify the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer in the octaves of Michaelmas next of 
the price and delivery of the same, so that they may ordain for payment 
thereof. By K. 



July 30. 
Witley. 



July 30. 
Witley. 



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1324, Membrane 39 — cont. 

Aug. 4. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to release William Tenturer 

Guildford, of Walyngford and his goods, and to permit him to make his profit upon the 
latter, upon his finding security to be faithful to the king and not to eloign 
his goods and merchandise out of the realm, the sheriff having arrested him 
and his goods in execution of the king's order to arrest all the men of the 
dominion and power of the king of France, together with their ships and 
goods, the Flemings excepted, which order the king issued because Charles, 
king of France and Navarre, has assembled his army to make war upon the 
king and his duchy of Aquitaine and has caused all the king's men and 
subjects in his power to be arrested together with their goods, as the king 
learns that the said William, a merchant born in the power of the king of 
France, has a perpetual domicile in the said counties, and is, and has been 
for a long time, in lot and scot, aids, tallages, and other charges whatsoever 
with the communities of those counties, and has paid customs to the king 
upon his goods within the realm as a native, and the king wills that peisons 
thus born in the power of the king of France and thus dwelling and at soot 
and lot, etc., within this realm shall not be molested by virtue of the 
above order, provided that they find security as above. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Robert du Boys, addressed to the sheriff of Middlesex. 

Nicholas le Chaumberleyn, addressed to the sheriff of Wilts, Somerset, 

and the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
Reyner Berfrei, merchant and burgess of Bristol, addressed to the 

mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 
Hervey de Forges, addressed to the sheriff of Kent. By K. 

John le Charrer. By K. 



Membrane 38. 

July 9. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to release John de Lortie, 

Porchester. who is bound by agreement to set out in the king's service for Gascony 

with ten men-at-arms at the next passage at Plimmuth, from Neugate 

prison, upon his finding mainpernors to have him back in the said prison 

unless he set out in the king's service aforesaid. 

By writ of the secret seal. 

July 15. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Porchester. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Brodewynde- 
sore, CO. Dorset, and with the other lands of John de Alneto, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the said John de Alneto and Alice his wife, who survives, held jointly 
on the day of John's death the said manor, as of Alice's inheritance, of the 
king in chief by the serjeanty of rendering yearly 41. 9s. Od. to the ex- 
chequer by the hands of the sheriff of Dorset, and that John held no other 
lands of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

July 16. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause the prior of the house of 

Porchester. St. Sepulchre, Warrewyk, to have seisin of 8 acres of land in Hatton near 
Haselej'e, aa the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Juliana Mordak, who was hanged for felony, held them of the said prior, 
and that they have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that 
William de Neville, late sheriff of that county, had the king's year, day and 
waste thereof and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

July 16. To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain i-ebels' lands in co. Gloucester. 

Porchester. Order to deliver to John Gylemynne and Katherine his wife a third of a 

messuage and of two virgates of land in Acton Turvill, and to restore the 



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1324. 



July 24. 

Porches ter. 



July 23. 
Porohester. 



July 25. 
Porohester. 



July 29. 
Witley. 



July 29. 
Witley. 



July 31. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 1. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 3. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 

issues thereof to them, as the said keeper has certified the king that he took 
the aforesaid part, which .John and Katherine held as her dower, into the 
king's hands because John took charge of a horse of Rogo Gacelyn, an 
adherent of .Tohn de Wylinton, a late rebel. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to expend up to 20/. in 
repairing the houses within the king's castle of Shirburn and the walls of 
the castle, by the view and testimony of the abbot of Shireborn. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To Robert le Power, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to allow to 
Edeuettus Grogh, to whom the king has granted the bailiwick of the beadlery 
of Tourkelyn in Angleseye. which is worth 1 lOi. yearly, for his maintenance 
for life, receiving therefor lOOs. yearly and rendering the remaining 10s. 
to the exchequer of Kaernarvan, the aforesaid sum of 100*. yearly in his 
account from the time of the chamberlain's appointment. 

To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause the marshalsea of 
Ireland to be replevied to Robert de Morlee or his attorney, together with 
the issues thereof since it was taken into the king's hands, to be held at the 
king's pleasure, as Robert has given the king to understand that the justi- 
ciary has taken the marshalsea, which Robert holds of the inheritance of his 
wife, into the king's hands, because Robert or any one in his name did not 
come to the justiciary at his first coming to Ireland to execute that office at the 
justiciary's summons, and Robert has prayed the king to cause the bailiwick 
and the issues thereof to be restored to him. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order to assign dower to Margery, late the wife of Gerard de 
Aylesford, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the 
king's Hcence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Eleanor, late the wife of Ralph de 
Gorges, mother of Ralph, his son and heir, as nearest [friend] of the heir, 
two parts of a third of the manor of Braunton, co. Devon, together with the 
issues received therefrom since her husband's death, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, 
that Ralph held at his death a third of the said manor of the king in chief by 
service of finding the king an arrow when the king came or sent to Exemor 
to take venison there, the arrow to be delivered to the king's huntsman, 
and.that he held no other lands of the king in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custodj'- of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and that 
Ralph de Gorges, his son, is his nearest heir and was aged fifteen at 
Michaelmas last, and the king lately ordered dower of the aforesaid third 
part to be assigned to the said Eleanor. 

To Master John Walewayn. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Eleanor, 
for the use of the heir, the issues of the two parts of the aforesaid manor 
received by him when he was escheator. 

To Richard ie Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to pay to Peter de Heghes the 
arrears of 3*. yearly from the time when 3 acres of arable land and an acre 
of meadow, which John de Benstede, tenant in chief, held at his death of 
him by the service of 3.«. yearly, as appears by inquisition, were taken into the 
king's hands with other lands of the said John, and to pay him that sum 
yearly for so long as the lands are in the king's hands. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to arrest and imprison until further 
orders all the footmen archers of that county, of the forest of Dene and 



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1324. 



Aug. 2. 
Guildford. 



Guildford. 



Aug. 5. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 5. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 5. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 4. 
GuUdford. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 
Berkelehirnes who were chosen and seat to Plymmuth to set out for Gas- 
cony, and who have returned home without the king's licence. By K. 

To him who supplies the place of the treasurer of the exchequer and to the 
barons and chamberlains. Order to make account with Michael atte Grene 
of Wycombe for 3(/. daily for his food, 10*. yearly for his robe, bs. yearly 
for his summer tunic, and 5s. yearly for his other necessaries for all the time 
that 60 acres of land and 8 acres of meadow in Wycombe have been in the 
king's hands, and to cause the arrears thereof to be paid to him, as it 
appears by the certificate of the treasurer and barons that Michael gave the 
aforesaid lands to the master of the order of the Temple in England and to 
the brethren of the same, for his maintenance for hfe in food and clothing 
in the New Temple, London, and that the lands were taken into the king's 
hands with the other lands of the Templars, and that they were in his hands 
for some time, and that it was considered and ordained at the exchequer 
that Michael should receive his maintenance as aforesaid for the aforesaid 
tenements according to the form of his charters, as other possessors of such 
maintenance from the Templars' lands have received in like case. By C. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order not to disquiet or aggrieve 
William de Heles, Thomas Estyne, John le Fauconer, and John de 
Formerye in their persons or goods because they are born of the power of 
the king of France, as they are staying in the company of Tidcius de 
Varisio, archdeacon of Berks, by the king's licence, and the archdeacon has 
mainperned to have them before the king at his will. 

By K. on the information of William de Ayremynne. 

To Henry de Cobham, keeper of ceitain lands in the king's hands in 
CO. Kent. Order to resume into the king's hands and to deliver to William 
Edward of Eomeneye 32 acres of laud in a place called 'Tunstalle' in the 
marsh of Romeneye, which belonged to Bartholomew de Burewassh, a rebel, 
and which came to the king's hands by his forfeiture, as William has shewn 
the king that Henry has delivered the aforesaid land to H. bishop of Lincoln 
as if the land belonged to the bishopric in execution of the king's late order 
to deliver to the bishop all the lands of the bishopric in Tunstalle together 
with the issues from 27 March last, the king having committed the said 
32 acres to William for life on I February, in the 16ih year of his reign, to 
be held by the same services as they were held by before they came to the 
king's hands. 

To Kichard de Grey, keeper of certain lands that belonged to John de 
Grey, tenant in chief, in divers counties, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of the said John, and to 
restore the issues thereof from 23 July last, when the king took the homage 
of Henry de Grey, son and heir of the aforesaid John, for the lands that 
John held in chief at his death, and ordered Jolin de Hampton, escheator 
in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop, and Stafibrd, and in the 
adjoining marches of Wales, to cause Henry to have seisin of the aforesaid 
lands. 

To Henry de Cobbeham, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Kent. 
Orde r to restore to Adam de Wynston, a late rebel, his lands, as he has 
made ransom with the king for his life and lands ; provided that if the 
lands have been demised at ferm by the king's orders, Adam shall satisfy 
the fermors for their expenses upon the lands. By K. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Hegham Ferers, 
CO. Northampton, and with the castle and manor of Thorpe Watervile, with 



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1324. Membrane 38 — cont. 

the hamlets of Achirche and Aldewynkele and other appurtenances, which 
he has taken into the king's liands by reason of the death of Aymer de 
Valencia, earl of Pembroke, and to restore the issues thereof to Mary his 
wife, as the king, on 15 March, in the 15th year of his reign, granted to the 
said Aymer and Mary the manor of Hegham Perers, which came to him as 
escheat by the forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and the castle 
and manor of Thorpe Watervile, etc., which belonged to Robert de Holand, 
and which came to the king's hands in like manner because Robert, upon 
being charged and prosecuted by the king for divers excesses and adhering 
to certoin rebels, submitted himself to the king's will, to have and to hold to 
the said Aymer and Mary and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to 
the king. , By K. 



Membrane 37. 

Aug. 9. To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 

Heuley. the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. Order to supersede the demand 
made upon John de Castelacre, the king's goldsmith, of London, for 100/. 
that he received by way of imprest, and to discharge him of the same at the 
exchequer, as it appears to the king that he bought 600 golden florins of 
Plorence by the king's order and delivered them wholly to the king out 
the \00l. that he received as loan from the merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence. By K. on the information of W. de Ayremynn. 

Aug. 8. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 

Henley. co. Wilts. Order to cause Thomas, son and heir of John Tyes, to have 
seisin of a messuage, 24 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, and 13«. 4c?. of 
yearly rent in Lideyard, in that county, as the king learns by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator and by Adam Walraund and Geoffrey de Weston 
that the said John held the aforesaid land, etc., at his death of Henry Tyes 
bv the service of a twenty-fourth of a knight's fee and by rendering a pound 
of cumin yearly, and that the lands came to Henry's hands by reason of the 
minority of the said Thomas, and that they were taken into the king's 
hands by Henry's forfeiture with Henry's other lands, and that the said 
Thomas is the nearest heir of the said John and is of full age, the king 
having taken homage from Thomas. By K. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to release Guy Test and John his 

Guildford, brother and their goods and chattels, the sheriff having arrested them by 
reason of the king's order to arrest men of the power of Charles, king of 
Prance and Navarre, with their goods and chattels, under the pretext that 
Guy and John were of the power of the king of Prance, as the king learns 
upon trustworthy testimony that they are merchants of the city of Lugo 
{Luco} and not of the lordship or power of the king of Prance. By K. 

To Roger de Whatton, keeper of certain lands in co. Northampton. 
Order to restore to Thomas de Byngham, knight, a late rebel, the lands 
that he and Margaret his wife held as her dower of the inheritance of 
William le Fissher, her first husband, which were taken into the king's 
hands by reason of the rebellion of the said Thomas, as he has made fine 
with the king for his life and lands ; provided that if any of the lands have 
been demised at ferm by the king's orders, Thomas shall satisfy the feimors 
thereof for their expenses upon the lands. By K. 

To William de Tatham, the king's receiver in co. Lancaster, and keeper 
of certain of the king's goods in that county. Whereas lately at the prosecu- 
tion of Alice, late the wife of William de Holdene of Samlesbury, suggesting 



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1324. Membrane 37 — cont. 

that her husband, when he was keeper of the king's manor of Samlesbnry, 
in that county, which belonged to Robert de Holand, and came to the 
king's hands by his forfeiture, was taken to Scotland by the Scots, and 
that the king's goods and chattels in the manor were occupied and dissi- 
pated entirely by them, and that certain of the king's bailiffs afterwards 
seized into the king's hands the goods of her husband, then in her custody, 
to the value of 100s., by reason of the goods and chattels thus taken by the 
Scots, the king appointed John de Lancastre and the said keeper to 
enquire concerning the premises, and it is found by their inquisition that 
the king's goods and chattels in the manor, to wit two carts, price 4s. ; 
18 oxen, price I3s. 4rf. each ; 55 ' aketones,' price 11/. ; 100 lances (lancee), 
price 20s.; 30 ' polhaches,' price 10s. ; 4 saddles (celle), price 4s.; 4 reins, 
price \2d.; 4 turges (targia), price 4d.; 2 vestments for a chapel, price 12s.; 
a chalice, price 10s. ; a missal, price 6s. 8c?. ; a psalter, price 2s. ; 7 brasen 
pots (olle), price 53s. id. ; a bowl, price I8d. ; a laver {lavacrum), price \2d.; 
a pan {patella), price I2d. ; a coverlet for a bed, price 2s. ; 3 cloths for 
covering beds, price 3s. ; and two sheets, price 20d., were taken and carried 
away to Scotland by the Scots, by the sudden coming of the said Scots, and 
not by the negligence of the said William, and that the aforesaid goods were 
occupied and dissipated by the Scots, and not by any others, and that the 
goods of the said William, to the value of 100s., found in Alice's custody, 
were seized into the king's hands by John Travers, late keeper of the 
king's lands in that county, because he was given to understand that the 
goods were occupied and dissipated by the Scots by William's negligence, 
and that William's goods are in the king's hands for this reason and for no 
other ; the king, therefore, orders the keeper to restore William's goods 
and chattels to Alice without delay. By C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. Whereas the king, on 26 July 

last, sent Henry, lord of Sully (Sulltaco), to France as his envoy, and the 

said Henry then proposed to send to Whitsand for two or three ships to take 
him, his household, horses, and equipments from Dover to the said parts; 
and the king took him, his household, horses, etc., into his protection whilst 
going to France, staying there, and returning for as many times as he should 
happen to pass to France, or return thence in connexion with the said 
matters, and also took into his protection the said Henry's men and envoys 
coming to him with letters from Henry and returning to France ; and the 
king now understands that the said mayor and bailiffs have arrested a ship, 
witii her mariners and the goods in her, for which Henry sent to carry him, 
his household, horses, and equipments, from Dover to the aforesaid parts : 
the king orders them to release the ship, mariners, and goods, if it appear 
to them that Henry sent for the ship for the above purpose, and that 
she came to Dover from the said parts for this purpose, and for no other 
cause. 

Vacated, because they were not sealed. 

Aug. 8. To the mayor and bailiffs of the port of Dover. Order to release a ship 

Henle7. of Whitsand, bringing certain envoys with letters to the aforesaid Henry in 
that port, and the mariners thereof, and the goods in the same, which, 
the king is given to understand, they have arrested by virtue of his 
order to arrest ships of the power of the king of France coming to that 
port. By K. 

Aug. 7. To J. bishop of Bath and Wells. Order to cause the rolls and memo- 

Henlej. randa of the passage of the king's fleet to Gascony in the last war in the 

late king's time to be searched concerning the aids that the late king 

made, in money or otherwise, to the men of the Cinque Ports for that 

passage, and to certify the king thereof. By writ of the secret seal. 



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1324 

Aug. 6. 

Guildford. 



Aug. 4. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 6. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 15. 

Isleworth. 



Aug. 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 
To Edmund de Passele, John de Ifeld, and William de Cotes. Order to 
supersede until further orders the taking of the inquisition that the king 
lately ordered them to take concerning a trench (trenchiam) made between 
Apuldre and the port of Romenhale, whereby, the king learned, many 
inconveniences and damages were caused daily to the adjacent parts, as the 
king, who is given to understand that great dissension has arisen between 
the barons of the Cinque Ports and the community of the marsh of Romen- 
hale concerning the same, and that both sides are preparing themselves to 
attack each other with arms if the taking of the aforesaid inquisition be 
proceeded with, considering his present necessity for the services of his 
subjects by land and sea, wishes to provide for their unity and peace as 
much as possible. By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to release the prior of 
Okeburn, the proctor-general in England of the abbot of Bee Hellouin (de 
Becco Herleioini), who is an alien, and his monks, if he have arrested them 
by virtue of the king's oi-der to arrest all men of the power of the king of 
France found within his bailiwick, and to deliver to the prior the abbot's 
possessions and goods taken into the king's hands by him, and to restore to 
the prior the issues thereof from the time of the seizure, as it was not the 
king's intention that alien men of religion governing priories, cells, or 
places of religion within the realm or their possessions should be arrested 
by pretext of the said order, the sheriff, exceeding the bounds of the order, 
having caused priors and other religious aliens governing priories and cells 
within his bailiwick and there conversant to be arrested, and having caused 
their goods to be taken info the king's hands under colour of the order 
aforesaid. William de Leycestre, clerk, of co. Oxford, James Fresel, John 
de Stretle, and Thomas de Tochwyk, of co. Buckingham, have mainperned 
in chancery for the said prior that he will conduct himself well and faith- 
fully towards the king, and that he will not send out of the realm or eloign 
in any way the goods of the abbot's manors in his custody, and that he will 
not leave the realm without special licence from the king. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Southampton. Warwick. 

Sussex and Surrey. Oxford and Berks. 

Essex. Dorset. 

Buckingham. Wilts. 

Northampton. Middlesex. 

The like to the sheriffs of London. 
The like in favour of the following, by the like mainprise : 

The prior of Hermodesworth, addressed to the sheriff of Middlesex, by 
the mainprise of Adam de Brome, clerk, of co. Oxford, Robert de 
Piri, Walter Saling, Richard de Merk, and William Bisshop, of co. 
Middlesex. 
The same prior, addressed to the sheriff of Buckingham. 
John de Pounches, parson of the church of Farnham St. Martin's, 
addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, by the mainprise of 
Master William de Maldon, of London, John de Tudenham, Thomas 
de Stoketon, and William de Hoo, of the aforesaid counties. By K. 
John de Qwenghon, parson of the church of Ledenham, addressed to 
the sheriff of Oxford, by the mainprise of Luke de Colvill, of co. 
York, Henry de Brepon, of the city of London, William atte B jgh, of 
the same city, and William de Furnyvall, of the same city. By K. 
John de Curtiniaco, parson of the church of Sherston, diocese of 
Salisbury, in co. Wilts, addressed to the sheriff of Wilts, by the 
mainprise of Roger le Palmere, Thomas de Chedington, and Solomon 
le Coffrer. 



81294. 



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1324. Membrane 37 — cont. 

The prior of Prittewell, addressed to the sheriff of Essex, by the main- 
prise of William de Cusancia. 

The prior of Bermundeseye, addressed to the sheriff of Surrey, by the 
mainprise of the said William. 

Peter de Cusancia, parson of Northreppes church, addressed to the 
sheriff of Oxford, by the mainprise of Richard Coffrer and Walter 
Barber of London. 

Aug 18. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of Gregory de Rokesle, who has no lands in that county 
to qualify him. 

Membrane 36. 

Aug. 6. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 

Guildford. Salop, and Stafford. Order to pay to Richard de la Leylond 6 marks of 
yearly rent from the time when the manor of Whitchirche was taken into 
the king's hands, and to ])ay him the same henceforth for so long as the 
manor shall remain in the escheator's hands, as the king learns by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator that Fulk Lestraunge, deceased, granted the 
above rent to Richard from his mill of Whitchirche, within his manor of 
Whitchirche, and that Richard was seised of the rent before Fulk's death 
for six years, and that he continued his seisin thereof peacefully until Fulk's 
death, and that the manor is not held of the king in chief but of John de 
Warenna, earl of Surrey, by the service of taking the earl's venison in all 
his lands in England at the earl's cost. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Guildford, elected in place of John Walraund, who is incapacitated by illness and 
infirmity. 



Aug. 4. 
Guildford. 



Aug. 6. 
GuUdford. 

Aug. 10. 

Easthampstead. 
(^Yeshampstede.') 



Aug. 18. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 
Isleworth. 



To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to take security from Ingelram de 
Bamvill, parson of Bledelawe church, an alien, that he will conduct himself 
well and faithfully to the king, and that he will not send the goods of his 
benefice out of the realm under any pretext or eloign them in any way, and 
that he will not leave the realm without special licence from the king, and 
to release him, if he have arrested him by virtue of the king's order to arrest 
men of the power of the king of France, and to restore to him his goods 
taken into the king's hands by the sheriff under pretext of the said order, 
together with the issues thereof, as it was not the king's intention that alien 
men of religion governing priories, cells, or places of religion within this 
realm or ecclesiastical persons having certain benefices within the realm 
should be arrested or their goods taken into the king's hands by virtue of 
the aforesaid order. By K. and C. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Brother Peter Marye, monk and proctor-general of the abbot of 
Fecamp, addressed to the sheriff of Gloucester. 

The prior of Monk Kyrkeby, addressed to the sheriff of Warwick and 

Leicester. 
Brother William le Veyle, proctor-general of the abbey of St. Nicholas, 

Angers, in England. 

The prior of Lenton, addressed to the sheriff of Nottingham. 

The prior of Wyvelesford, addressed to the sheriff of Lincoln. 

The prior of St. Neots, addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

William de Dorso Usto, parson of the church of Teraesford. 



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1324. 

Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 
Westminster. 

Aug. 15. 
Isleworth. 



Aug. 18. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 

Porchester. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 

Master Peter Fillol, parsoa of the church of Marteleye. 

John de Falons, parson of the church of Bykeneure. 

Master Stephen de Claro Monte, proctor-general of tlie dean and 
chapter of Rouen in England, addressed to the sheriff of Devon, 
concerning the goods of the dean and chapter's manor of Otery. 

The same Stephen, proctor-general of the archbishop of Rouen and of 
the said dean and chapter, addressed to the sheriff of York, concern- 
ing the goods of the manor of Killum, belonging to the archbishop, 
dean and chapter. 

The same Stephen, addressed to the sheriff of Southampton, concerning 
the goods of the dean and chapter's manors of Kyngleaclere {sic) 
and Byntevvorth. 

The abbot of Counches, addressed to the sheriff of Hereford. 

The prior of Eye, addressed to the sheriff of Sussex. 

The prior of Lancaster, addressed to the sheriff of Lancaster. 

The prior of Clatford, proctor-general of the abbot of St. Victor, 

addressed to the sheriff of Lancaster. 
The prior of Avebury, proctor-general of the abbot of St. George, 

Boscherville (BaskerviW), addressed to the sheriff of Lancaster. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to release the possessions and goods of 
Ellas Talairandi, archdeacon of Richmond, and to restore them to the arch- 
deacon, who dwells in parts beyond sea, or to his vicar-general in the 
archdeaconry, together with the issues thereof, the sheriff having taken the 
same into the king's hands under pretext of his order to arrest men of 
the power of the king of France and to take into his hands their goods, 
as the archdeacon is not of the dominion or power of the king of France, as 
the king learns upon trustworthy testimony. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Master Brunus de Jodico, prebendary of Brampton in St. Mary's 
church, Lincoln, addressed to the sheriff of Huntingdon. By K. 

The prior of Wotton, proctor-general of the abbot of Counches, an 
alien, addressed to the sheriff of Hereford. By K. 



Aug. 13. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to release the men of that county 

Chippenham, arrested by him in execution of the king's order to arrest the men who were 
chosen in that county and sent to Elymmuth, and who returned home with- 
out the king's licence, upon each of them finding mainpernors to be with the 
king at Portesmuth on Monday after St. Bartholomew next well found with 
arms, to do then what shall be enjoined upon them for the defence of the 
realm, and to cause them to know that the king will regard as disobedient 
any who shall not come to him after such mainprise on the said Monday, or 
who shall turn back on the journey, and that he will punish them accord- 
ingly. The sheriff is ordered to certify the king at the said day of the 
names of those thus released upon mainprise. By K. 

{Pari. Writs.'] 



Aug. 16. 
Sheen. 



To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to permit the abbot 
of Aunay {de Olneto), of the Cistercian order, to pass the sea to France in 
the port of Dover with three monks, eight alien grooms, and eight horses, 
provided that he do not carry with him anything in name of apportum, 
contrary to the statute in this case provided, or any suspected letters, as he 
has come to this realm to visit divers houses of the order within this realm 
and he is now about to return to France. By K. 

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212 



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1324. 

Aug. 14. 
Sheen. 



Aug. 16. 

Sheen. 



Aug. 18. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 36 — cont. 
To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckiugham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands in Stone that William Chippe held of Aymer de Valencia, late 
earl of Pembroke, and with his other lands in Hardeleye, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
he held no lands in chief as of the crown at his death by reason whereof the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, the escheator having taken 
them into the king's hands by reason of Aymer's death. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order not to molest John de Stokeffery by reason of his withdrawal 
from his appeal of Geoffrey de Bauseye of Lenne before the king for robbery 
and breach of the king's peace, for which withdrawal it was considered that 
he should be taken and imprisoned until he made ransom with the king, as 
the king has pardoned him the imprisonment and whatever pertains to him 
in this behalf. The king has ordered the sheriff of Norfolk to supersede the 
arrest of the said John. l^J K. 

To Thomas Dayvil, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. York. Order 
to restore to Hugh de Eland, a late rebel, his lands, as he has made ransom 
with the king for his life and lands ; provided that, if the lands have been 
demised at ferm by the king's orders, Hugh shall satisfy the fermors for 
their expenses upon the lands. By K. 

The like to Roger de Whatton, keeper of certain lands in co. Nottingham. 

To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to allow to John de Crosseby, king's clerk, 11. A.s. Id., 
which the king owes him for his expenses about the provision and delivery 
of divers victuals in co. Essex for the Scotch war, in the 16th year of the 
king's reign, as appears by a bill of Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, out of 11. Zs. Id. due from him, to wit 7 marks for the custody of 
a third of the manor of Little Totham, and 50«. for the custody of two parts 
of certain lands that belonged to John Gernoun in Tolleshunte, which 
custodies he had of the king's commission, as he has prayed the king to 
cause allowance for the above sum to be made to him as above. By 0. 



Membrane 35. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas at the frequent complaint of John de 

Westminster. Bartoun and his fellows, merchants, that they landed in a ship with their 
goods and merchandise in the port of Fecamp in Normandy, within the 
lordship and power of the abbot of Fecamp, and that Roger Furmentyn, a 
man of the abbot's, on Sunday before Lent, 1321, entered the ship by force 
whilst lying at anchor in the said port, during the absence of John and his 
fellows, who had gone into the said port to buy victuals, and assaulted and 
slew Richard de Barton, brother of the said John, whom John had left in 
the ship for custody, and broke open the chests of the merchants [and] 
mariners of the ship, and took and carried away 800 golden florins de 
agnello, price 4«. each, and 20/. sterling, the goods of the said merchants, 
the king frequently requested the abbot to cause restitution or satisfaction 
to be made to the said merchants ; but the abbot did not do so, although the 
merchants solicited justice from him, as appears by the letters patent of the 
constable, bailiffs and whole community of Scardeburgh under the common 
seal of the town ; wherefore the king, being unwilling to refrain longer from 
exhibiting justice to the said merchants for the loss of their goods and their 
damages, which are taxed by the aforesaid community at 100/., orders 
the sheriff to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the lordship, power, 



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1324. Membrane 35 — cont. 

and jurisdiction of the abbot to the value of 100/. sterling, in part satisfac- 
tion of the aforesaid 2%0l., and to keep the same safely until the merchants 
have been satisfied for that sum or until further orders. It is not the king's 
intention that the goods and merchandise of men or merchants of the king 
of France, which he lately ordered to be taken into his hands for certain 
reasons, shall be arrested or released on this account. The king has ordered 
the sheriif of York to arrest goods in like manner to the value of 100/., and 
the sheriff of Northumberland to arrest goods in like manner to the value 
of the remaining 80/. By K. 

Aug. 21. To John de Lancastre, keeper of certain forfeited lands and other things 

Porohester. in the king's hands in co. Lancaster. Order to restore to William de 
Bradeschawe, vfho was lately imprisoned for certain trespasses in that 
county for which he was convicted by consideration of the king's court, his 
lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon his 
conviction, together with the issues thereof since they were taken into the 
king's hands, the king's order by writ of privy seal to take William's lands, 
goods and chattels into his hands notwithstanding, as William has made fine 
with the king for the trespasses aforesaid, wherefore the king has caused 
him to be released from prison. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriif of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Simon de la Sartryne, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

elected in place of Alan son of Geoffrey de Pyncebek, deceased. 

Aug. 15. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to release any men of the 

Isleworth. parts of Holland, Zeeland, Friesland, Voorne {Vorn'), Brabant, and 

(Pisan') whom they may have arrested under pretext of the 

king's order to arrest men of the power of the king of France, together with 

their ships and goods, and to restore to them their ships and goods, as the 

king understands that the bailiffs, exceeding the said order, have arrested 

fishermen, merchants, and mariners of the aforesaid parts, who are not of 

the lordship or power of the king of France, together with their ships and 

goods. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

Aug. 20. To Henry de Cobeham, keeper of the forfeited lands in co. Kent. 
WestiniQ.ster. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Walter Colepeper, a messuage, 
a garden, and three acres of land in Estfarleye, two messuages, 22 acres 
of land, and two acres of wood in the same town, and three acres of 
land in the same town, together with the issues thereof since they 
were taken into the king's hands, as it is found by an inquisition taken 
by the said Henry and by William de Northho that Walter and Joan jointly 
acquired the first-named messuage and land from Richard de Norffolk, 
clerk, in the lOth year of the king's reign, to them and their heirs in fee, 
and that they acquired the aforesaid two messuages and land from Thomas 
Bakere, in the 1 3th year of the king's reign, and the three acres aforesaid 
from Constance atte Sole, in the lOth year of the king's reign, to them and 
the heirs of Walter, and that Joan continued her seisin of the premises 
jointly with Walter until they were taken into the king's hands upon 
Walter's forfeiture, and that all the lands aforesaid are held of the prior of 
Christ Church, Canterbury, by certain services and not of the king, and that 
they are in the king's hands by reason of Walter's forfeiture and for no 
other reason ; provided that, after Joan's death, the lands acquired from the 
aforesaid Thomas and Constance shall revert to the king. By pet. of C. 

Aug. 23. To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the town of Carlisle and constable of the 

WestmiDster. castle of the same. Order to cause Nicholas de Hewyk, knight, imprisoned 



2U 



CALENDAE OP CLOSE EOLLS. 



1324. 



Aug. 20. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 20. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 21. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 18. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 35 — cont. 
in the castle for adhering to the rebels, upon his finding mainpernors to 
have him at Portesmuth on Monday after the Nativity of St. Mary next, 
to set out in the king's service as he shall be then enjoined. 

To Adam de Helnak. Order not to intermeddle further with the custody of 
the priory of Llantbony, near Gloucester, and to restore the issues thereof to 
the sub-prior, the king having lately taken the priory into his hands and com- 
mitted the custody thereof to Adam during pleasure, because it appeared, after 
he had ordered John de Hampton, escbeator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, 
Worcester, Salop, and Stafford, not to intermeddle further with the priory 
by reason of the late voidance, that in the election in the priory of brother 
Eobert de Gloucestre and Walter de Longeneye, canons of the house, as 
prior had been made in discord, and that they and their adherents 
endeavoured to destroy the house by wasting and dissipating the goods of 
the same. By K. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 
sex, and in the city of London. Order to cause Richard de Gloucestre, son 
of Ricliard de Gloucestre, to have seisin of a messuage called ' Bloemundes- 
bury,' in the parish of St. Giles of the Lepers, London, and of certain lands 
in the same parish, upon his finding security for payment of his relief, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard held at his 
death the aforesaid messuage and lands in chief by the service of rendering 
a sore-coloured sparrowhawk to the exchequer at the Gule of August, and 
that Richard, his son, is his next heir, and is of full age, the king having 
taken the son's fealty. 

Vacated, because on the Fine Roll. 

To Robert de Hoton, king's clerk. Order to deliver to John de Chel- 
mersford all charters, writings, fines, and other muniments in the king's 
hands and in Robert's custody that shall appear to Robert to relate to John's 
lands, as the king has, in consideration of a fine, pardoned John the suit of 
his peace and what pertains to him for adhering to the rebels, and has 
restored to him his lands. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to go with all speed to La Strode in that 
county, and to arrest a ship of Stephen de Grey, of London, whereof Roger 
Haukyn is master, carrying the weight of 100 tuns of wine, and to proceed 
to Gillyngham and to arrest a ship called ' Le Petre,' of Gillyngham, carry- 
ing the weight of 180 tuns of wine, whereof Stephen alte Hoo is master, 
which ship belongs to divers men of Gillyngham and to William de Bodele 
of London, and to proceed to La Clyve in the same county, and to arrest a 
ship called ' La Jonette ' of London, carrying the weight of 1 20 tuns of wine, 
whereof Curteys de Bures is master, and which belongs to Curteysand other 
men, and to cause the said ships to be taken to Portesmuth, so that they be 
there on Monday after the Nativity of St. Mary, to set out in the king's service 
with all the ships of value in war of all the ports and shores of the realm, 
which the king has ordered to be assembled at Portesmuth on the said 
Monday, because the king of France has gathered a great army and a multi- 
tude of ships to aggrieve the king in war, as the king is given to understand 
that the three ships aforesaid are lying at anchor at the said places. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to release Richard Bowet from prison as 
he has shewn the king that whereas he was in the company of Andrew de 
Hartcla when .A ndrew rebelled against the king, and that although, upon 
hearing of the rebellion, he forthwith rendered himself to the king's peace 
to Walter de Stirkelond, according to the king's commission to the latter to 
receive to his peace the adherents of Andrew who wished to render them- 
selves to his peace, nevertheless Simon Warde, late sheriff of York, arrested 



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Membrane 35 — cont. 



him by reason of his adhesion aforesaid as if he had not rendered himself to 
the kinof's peace, and caused him to be imprisoned in York castle, wherein 
he is still detained, wherefore he prayed the king to cause him to be released, 
and the king thereupon ordered Walter to certify him concerning the premises, 
and Walter has signified that Richard, being aware that Walter had such 
commission, came to him at Syricherd in Kendale on Sunday in Mid-Lent, 
in the 16th year of the king's reign, and acknowledged that he was of the 
household and sworn and consenting to the said Andrew some of the time 
when Andrew was a rebel, Richard not knowing of his malice, and rendered 
himself to the king's peace, and that "Walter received him to the king's 
peace according to his commission, and received the oath of allegiance 
from him. By K. 



Membrane 34. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause the footmen archers of that 
Westminster, county who returned home without the king's licence, and whom the king 
ordered him to release frnm prison upon their finding mainprise to be with 
the king at Portesmuth on Monday after St. Bartholomew next, to know 
that they are to be there on Monday after the Nativity of St. Mary instead 
of the aforesaid dale, the king having prorogued the date. If any of the 
said men not yet arrested refuse to find such mainprise or to come to the king 
at the said day, the sheriif is ordered to take them and imprison them 
according to the king's previous order, and he is ordered to certify the king 
of the names of those thus released on mainprise and. of the names of their 
mainpernors at the said date. By K. 

[Pari. Writs.'] 

Aug. 23. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Timbridge. elected in place of William del Howe, deceased. 

Aug. 24. To Richard le "Wayte, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Tunbridge. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to cause John de Wanetynge, 

son and heir of William de Wanetynge, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his 

father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king 

has taken his hoaiage. By p.s. [6967.] 

Aug. 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to release from arrest 

Tunbridge. Ferandus de Castro Dordial[es], master of the ship of 'St. Mary,' a merchant 
of Spain, and the ship and the goods and the chattels therein, and his men and 
mariners and others in the ship, the mayor and bailiffs having arrested them 
upon their coming to that port by virtue of the king's order to arrest men, 
ships, and other goods and chattels of men of the power of the king of 
France, and to permit them to leave the port and go whither they wish 
without hindrance, and not to aggrieve or wrong the said Ferandus, or any 
other merchant or mariners of Spam coming to that port henceforth in their 
bodies, goods or merchandise, and not to permit wrong or damage to be 
done to them by any others, but to treat them with as much courtesy and 
favour as possible. By p.s. 

Aug. 25. To the treasurer and chamberlains of Dublin. Order to receive from 

Bayham. John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, 500 marks, which the king has delivered 

(.Begeham.) to him for carriage to the exchequer of Dublin, and to expend the same 

upon the king's affairs in Ireland as shall be ordained by the advice of the 

said John and of others of the king's council there. By p.s. [6968.] 

Aug. 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln, Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Tunbridge. be elected in place of Peter Canun of Grymesby, who is incapacitated by 
. blindness. 



216 



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1324!. Membrane 34: — cont. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order not to intermeddle in any -wise with 

Westminster, arresting Peter de Vernone, prebendary of Merdon prebend in Chichester 
church, a member of the household and chaplain of the queen, or with his 
goods in the sheriff's bailiwicli by reason of the king's order to arrest all 
men of the dominion and power of the king of France and their goods. He 
is to restore to Peter or his attorney anything that he may have arrested by 
virtue of the order. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Buchardus de Vernone, prebendary of Yatemynstre Over Eire, 

addressed to the sheriff of Dorset. 
The said Buohardus, parson of the church of Wardeboys, addressed to 

the sheriff of Huntingdon. 
Peter de Tilay, parson of Stanford church, addressed to the sheriff of 

Essex. 
Master Theobald de Trycis, prebendary of Ampleford prebend in 
St. Peter's York and parson of Cotingham church, addressed to the 
sheriff of York. 
Master Richard de Monte, parson of Kirkosewald church, addressed to 

the sheriff of Cumberland. 
Peter le Vavasour, parson of the church of Haliwell, addressed to the 

sheriff of Huntingdon. 
Peter de Vernone, parson of the church of Stokesley, addressed to the 

sheriff of York. 
Peter de Eltham, parson of Weston church, addressed to the sheriff of 

Nottingham. 
John de Tricis, parson of the church of Saham, addressed to the sheriff 
of Norfolk. 

Aug. 21. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to molest William de Ridewale 
"Westminster, by reason of a writ of deceit sued out against him by the prior of Coventry, 
as the king, on 10 November last, received him into his protection for two 
years when he was going to the duchy [of Aquilaine] in the company of 
Ralph Basset of Drayton, seneschal of Gascony, and the king now learns 
from him that the justices have ordered him to be attached by virtue of the 
said writ, the prior pretending that he has resided in England continuously 
before and after the date of the king's protection aforesaid, William having 
come to the king from the duchy with letters from the said seneschal. By K. 
The like to the sheriff of Warwick, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

Aug. 22. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to supersede the placing of Richard 

Westminster, le Latoner in exigent to be outlawed during the existence of the king's pro- 
tection or until otherwise ordered, the king having, on 26 January last, 
granted protection until Michaelmas next to the said Richard, then stayiug 
in Gascony in the company of Ralph Basset of Drayton, as the king under- 
stands that Richard has been put in exigent to be outlawed by reason of 
certain trespasses for which he is impleaded before the justices of the Bench 
by the prior of Coventre and others by virtue of a certain writ directed to 
the sheriff, the king learning from the said Ralph that Richard is still 
staying in the king's service in Gascony. By K. 

The like in favour of Walter Chubbok. By K. 

Aug. 26. To Thomas de Culverdenn, keeper of the lands of Thomas Colepeper in 

Bayham. co. Kent. Order to pay to Alice, late the wife of Thomas le Botyller, the 
arrears of two quarters of wheat and of two quarters of oats yearly from the 
time of her husband's death, and to pay her the same yearly for so long as 
he has the custody of the said lands, and to permit her to have pasture for 
three beasts at La Bayehalle, in accordance with the king's order of 4 July, 
in the 15th year of his reign, to Richard de Potesgrave, then keeper of the 
aforesaid lands, to pay the above to Thomas and Alice. By p.s. [6970.] 



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1324. Membrane 34 — cont. 

Aug. 31. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the chainberlain.s. 

Bishopstone. Order to send to the king under safe custody 1,300Z. for the expenses of the 
household, in the company of Master Robert de Baldok, archdeacon of 
Middlesex, the chancellor, who is coming to the king, as shall be agreed 
upon between Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and the chancellor, and 
them. By p.s. 

I' Sept. 6. To Edmund de Asshehi, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Lincoln. 

Overfolde. Order to deliver to Alexander de Pilkington the manor of Otteby, and the 
issues thereof from the time of the death of Roger de Pilkyngton, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Lambert de Trikynham and Henry de Fenton 
that Ranulph de Otteby twenty-eight years ago granted the manor to the 
said Roger and to Alesia his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and 
that Roger never had any other estate in the manor, and that the manor is 
worth 4Z. yearly and is held of another than the king, and that Roger and 
Alesia are dead, and that the aforesaid Alexander is their son and next heir, 
and that the manor was taken into the king's hands because Roger was said 
to have been with Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, a rebel, and that it is in 
the king's bauds for that reason solely. 

Sept. 10. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rut- 

Porchester. land. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of 
Gerard de Aylesford, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry 
without the king's licence. 



Membrane 33. 

Aug. 5. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, "Worcester, 

Guildford. Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to deliver 
to William son of William Maunsel the manor of Lupeyate, co. Gloucester, 
which was taken into the king's hands by reason of his father's death, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William Maunsel 
held the manor for life of the grant of Alexander de Dunteshurn by fine 
levied in the king's court, with remainder to William his son and to the 
heirs of his body, and that the manor is held of the lands that belonged to 
the earl of Hereford, which are in the king's hands, by knight service, the 
king having taken William's fealty for the same. 

Memorandum, that this fealty was taken in place of homage by writ of 
privy seal amongst the writs of privy seal of the 17th year. 

Aug. 22. To Richard Pounz, keeper of the park of Enefeld. Order to permit 

■Westminster, the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem at Clerkenwell {ad 
Fontem Clericorum), Jjondon, to take fl ye bucks between Midsummer and 
Michaelmas and five does between Michaelmas and Lent yeai-ly, by himself 
or by his men, with archers or dogs at his pleasure in the outer park 
of Enefeld, as he was wont to do before the forfeiture of tliat park to 
the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Humphrey de Waleden 
and Henry de Edenestowe in the presence of the said keeper and of Edmund 
de Cheigny, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Middlesex, that William de 
Mandewilla, sometime earl of Essex and lord of the said park, granted to 
the brethren of the aforesaid hospital five bucks and five does yearly as 
above, and that the prior of the Hospital and his predecessors have received 
and had the bucks and does in the outer park of Enefeld from time out of 
mind until the time when the park came to the king's hands by the forfeiture 
of Humphrey de Bohoun, late earl of Hereford and Essex, and lord of that 
park, taking them an above at the prior's cost, and not in the inner park, 
which is called ' Le Frith,' and that the prior has been hindered from taking 



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1324. Membrane 33 — cent. 

them from the time of the forfeiture aforesaid by the keepers of the park, 
because the keepers had no order from the king to permit the prior to take 
the said bucks and does, and that the park is a member of the manor of 
Enefeld, which was always held with the park of the king before the 
forfeiture. 

Aug. 27. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to release Henry Russel from prison 

Tunbridge. at Stafford, if he be imprisoned solely by reason of a trespass committed by 
him against the prior of Coventre, upon his finding mainpernors to have 
him before the king in a month from Michaelmas next to prosecute his 
action for error, and to satisfy the king for what pertains to him in case the 
judgment in this matter be affirmed, as Henry has suggested to the king 
that error has intervened in the record and process and in the rendering of 
judgment in the action before WiUiam de Bereford and his fellows, justices 
of the Bench, between the aforesaid prior and Henry concerning the said 
trespass, whereupon the king ordered the aforesaid "William to send the 
record and process to him under his seal and the writ sent to William 
concerning the same, so that the king should have them in a month from 
IMIchaelmas, Henry having been taken and imprisoned by the sheriff because 
he has not satisfied the king for what pertains to him in this behalf and is 
put in exigent in the county [court] of Warwick at the king's suit, as he 
has given the king to understand. 

Aug. 28. To the same. Order to certify the king of the names of Henry's main- 

Tunbridge. pernors after he have received them and of his proceedings in this behalf, 
remitting this writ into chancery. The king wills that the execution of 
his previous (dicti Prioris brevis regis) writ of mainprise returnable before 
the king at the aforesaid day shall not be retarded by pretext of this writ, 
but execution shall be done in all things according to the force and effect of 
the same. 

Aug. 27. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to release Walter Chubbok, Adam 

Tunbridge. Makehayt, William de Gloucestre and Robert de Rydewale from prison 
{sic), and to supersede the exaction of them to be outlawed in that county 
[court] from the time when they render themselves to prison, upon their 
finding mainpernors to have them before the king as above, and upon their 
rendering tliemselves to prison, as they have suggested to the king that 
error has intervened in the record and process and in the rendering of 
judgment in the action before William de Bereford and his fellows, justices 
of the Bench, between Robert de Quenton and them concerning a trespass 
committed by them, whereupon the king ordered the aforesaid William to 
send the record and process to him under his seal, and the writ sent to 
William concerning the same, so that the king should have them in a month 
from Michaelmas, the said Walter, Adam, William and Robert having 
prayed for remedy because they are exacted from county [court] to county 
[court] until they shall be outlawed because they have not satisfied the 
king for what pertains to him in this behalf. 

By K. oil the information of W. de Ayremynne. 
The like to the sheriff in favour of the following : 

Walter Chubbok, John Grampe, William de G-loucestre, Adam Mahe- 
hayt, Robert de Ridewale, Nicholas Breton, Henry Russel, Robert 
Russel, chaplain, John de Mountsorel, John le Redclerk, Henry 
Bngod, John his brother, John de Allesleye, John de Stonleye, and 
Walter Boner, put in exigent at the suit of Richard Falke. 
Henry Bagod, Walter Chubbok, Richard Uttyng, Simon Uttyng, 
Robert Russel, Henry Russel, John de Mountsorel, Nicholas Breton, 
John le Redclerk, Roger le Bray, John Bagod, John de Allesleye, 
Roger le Taillour, John Frebern, John de Stonleye, Walter Boner, 



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1324. Membrane 33 — cont. 

Robert de Ridewale, Adam Makehayt, William de Gloucestre, 
and Richard le Latoner, put in exigent at the suit of the prior o£ 
Coventre. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

Walter Chubbok, John Grarape, William de Gloucestre, Adam Mahe- 
hayt, Robert de Ridewale, Nicholas Breton, John le Redclerk, and 
Henry Russel, put in exigent at the suit of Walter Fraunceys. 

Adam Makehayt, William de Gloucestre, and Robert de Ridewale, put 
in exigent at the suit of John Erneys. 

John Grampe, William de Gloucestre, Walter Chubbok, Adam Make- 
heyt, Robert de Rydewale, John de Mountsorel, Nicholas Breton, 
Henry Russel, John le Redclerk, John de Allesleye, John de Ston- 
leye, and John Frebern, put in exigent at the suit of John Benet. 

John Grampe, Walter Chubbok, Richard le Latoner, Henry Russel, 
Richard Uttyng*, Simon Utting', Robert de Ridewale, Johu de 
Mountsorel, Nicholas Breton, John le Redclerk, Henry Bagod, John 
Bagod, John de Allesleye, Roger le Taillour, John Frebern, and 
John de Stonleye, put in exigent at the suit of John de Dumbelton. 

Walter Chubbok, John Grampe, William de Gloucestre, Adam Make- 
hayt, Robert de Ridewale, and Nicholas Breton, put in exigent at 
the suit of Thomas Joylin. 

Adam Makeheyt, William de Gloucestre, Robert de Rydewale, Walter 
Chubbok, John Bagod, John Grampe, Nicholas Breton, John le 
Redclerk, and Henry Russel, put in exigent at the suit of Henry de 
Coleshull. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Older to release Henry Bagod, Walter 
Chubbok, Richard Uttyng', Simon Uttyng', Robert Russel, Henry Russel, 
John de Mountsorel, Nicholas Bretoun, John le Redclerk, Roger le Bray, 
John Bagod, John de Allesleye, Roger le Taillour, John Frebern, John de 
Stonleye, Walter Boner, Robert de Ridewale, Adam Makeheyt, William de 
Gloucestre, and Richard le Latoner, if they are to be taken because they 
have not satisfied the king, upon their finding mainpernors to have them 
before the king at the aforesaid day to prosecute their action of error, and 
to satisfy the king for what pertains to him if the judgment be aifirmed, 
they having alleged error in the record and process and in the rendering 
of judgment in the action before the aforesaid William de Bereford and his 
fellows, justices of the Bench, between the prior of Coventre and them con- 
cerning a trespass committed by them. 

Aug. 30. To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 

Pevensey. the exchequer. Order to supersede until the morrow of All Souls next 
the demand for 494Z. 3s. 7d. for the king's use made upon the prior and 
brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by reason of 
the Templars' lands in their hands, as the muniments touching the said 
lands, whereby the prior and brethren intend to discharge themselves of 
certain of the debts exacted from them by reason of the aforesaid lands, are 
still in the king's possession. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriffs of London, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

Sept. 11. To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain lands in co. Gloucester. Order to 
Porohester. deliver to William son of William le Seneschal the manor of Stanleye 
Poundelarge, to be held for so long as Maurice de Berkeleie shall be in the 
king's prison, or until further orders, for the rent of 16/. yearly due to him 
from the manor, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert and by 
John de Hampton that William le Seneschal, father of the said WiUiam 
son of William le Seneschal of Evesham demised the manor to Isabella, 
wife of the said Maurice, before she was married, for her life, at Michaelmas, 



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1324. Membrane 33 — cont. 

34 Edward I., rendering therefor 16/. yearly, and doing to the chief lords 
the services due to them, and that the rent was paid to William the father 
from the time of the demise by Isabella during all his life, to wit for three 
years, and was paid after his death from Michaelmas, in the 3rd year of the 
king's reign, until Michaelmas, in the 7th year of the reign, from which 
time Isabella, by her mastery and lordship, unjustly detained the rent until 
28 December, in the 15th year of the reign, when the manor was taken into 
the king's hands with Maurice's other lands by reason of his rebellion, and 
that the manor is still in the king's hands for this reason, and that the rent 
ought of right to be rendered to William the son, and that the manor is 
held of the heirs of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, by the ser- 
vice of 40x. yearly, and that the manor is worth in all issues 10/. 10*. lO^d., 
and that William and William never changed their estate in the rent at any 
time, and it appears by examination of Maurice, imprisoned in Walyngford 
castle, made by the constable of that castle, and by examination of Isabella, 
imprisoned in Oxford castle, made by the sheriff of Oxford, that William 
the son never made any remission or quit-claim to her when she was single, 
nor to her and Maurice of the manor or rent, and did not change his estate 
therein, and that if anything of the rent from Michaelmas aforesaid to the 
said 28 December was in arrear, it was in arrear by the spontaneous will of 
William, but that Maurice and Isabella do not know what is in arrear. 

By p.s. and by C. 

Sept. 18. To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 

Forchester. the exchequer. Order to supersede until further orders the demand made 

by summons of the exchequer upon Gilbert Talbot for 2,000Z., in which he 

made fine with the king to save his life and lands, because he was a rebel. 

By K. on the information of William de Ayremynne. 



Sept. 13. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 15. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 27. 

Porchester. 



Membrane 33 — Schedule. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release William de Bordene and John 
atte Boynes from prison, upon their finding mainpernors to have them 
before the king to answer for certain felonies committed at Ledes and lor 
disobedience and rebellion against the king, whereof they were indicted, the 
king having lately, upon being given to understand that William and John 
and other malefactors were indicted for the above, and that the sheriff, 
making no execution of the indictment, permitted them to wander about in 
his bailiwick, ordered the sheriff to arrest and imprison them. By C. 

To Edmund de Passele. Order to supersede until further orders the 
execution of all thiugs touching the matter aforesaid, the king having lately 
ordered him to certify the sheriff of the indictment of the said William and 
John and the others for the felonies aforesaid, whereof they were indicted 
before Edmund and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
such felonies, disobediences, and rebellions in co. Kent. By C. 

To Robert de Aston, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Gloucester. 
Order to deliver to Henry de Hatherleye the lands that belonged to Robert 
de Prestebury in Uphatherleye, Lekhampton, and Prestebury, which are in 
the king's hands by reason of Robert's enmity, as the king learns by inquisi- 
tion taken by the said keeper and John le Botiller of Lanultyt that a mes- 
suage, 80 acres of land, an acre of meadow, 2 acres of wood, an acre of 
pasture, and 15s. of rent in Uphatherleye, which formerly belonged to the 
said Robert de Prestebury, were charged by him, together with his lands in 
Uphatherleye, Lekhampton, and Prestebury, for the term of his life with a 
yearly rent of 10/. 2s. Od. and a robe to the said Henry, and that the mes- 



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1324<. Membrane 33 — Schedule — cont. 

suage, land, etc., in Uphatherleye above specified are in the hands of Thomas 
de Hatherleye by demise from Robert, to Thomas and his heirs, and are 
worth 304'. \0d yearly, and that Robert charged tlie payment of the afore- 
said rent to Henry upon him and his heirs and upon the said lands, and 
upon his lands in Uphatherleye, Lekhampton, and Prestebury, which are 
still in the king's hands, and that the lands in the king's hands are worth 
yearly C/. 19*. \\d. The lands are to be held by Henry at the king's will 
in full satisfaction for the said rent, so far as concerns the king by reason of 
the lands aforesaid. By K. and C. 



Membrane 82. 

Sept. 12. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Porchester. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Otery, 
Moneketon, Gralmeton, and Stokeflemyng, and with rents of 9/. and lis. 9d. 
in Marynlegh and Dertemuth, co. Devon, which he has taken into the king's 
hands by reason of the death of John de Carru, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
held the manors and rent for life by virtue of a fine levied before the justices 
of the Bench, between him and Nicholas his son, demandants, and William 
son of the said Nicholas, deforciant, with remainder to Nicholas and the 
heirs of his body, with remainder to John brother of Nicholas and the heirs 
of his body, and that Nicholas died without an heir of his body, for which 
reason the manor and rent ought to remain to the said John, and that they 
are held of John de Mohun by knight service. 

Sept. 14. To William de Twenge arid Thomas Ughtred. Order not to compel the 

Porchester. men and burgesses of the town of Kyngeston-on-HulI to come outside the 
town on the king's service by virtue of any commission or order of the 
king's directed to them, and to release any distraint that they may have 
made in this behalf, as the king has enjoined the bailiffs, men, and burgesses 
of the said town to prepare all their ships that are valuable for war, and to 
furnish them with armed men and other necessaries, and to send them to 
sea on his service. By K. and C. 

The like to Henry de Percy, William de Ros, and William Latymer. 

By K. and C. 

Sept. 11. To Edmund de Assheby. keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Lincoln. 

Porchester. Order to restore to Henry de Humframvill his lands, goods and chattels, 
and the issues thereof, as the king, on IG June last, ordered Alan de 
Cubbeldyk, then keeper of the aforesaid lands, to restore the said lands and 
goods to Henry, together with the issues thereof, they having been taken 
into the king's hands because it was said that he adhered to certain of the 
rebels, as Alan was amoved from the keepership of the lands before he 
received the order. 

Sept. 13. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Wilts. 

Porchester. Order to pay to Adam Russel of Okeburn 8 quarters of wheat and 
8 quarters of barley and 2s. 6d. of rent yearly due to him from a messuage 
and 4 virgates of land in Draycote Foliot, for so long as the lands are in 
Robert's custody, and to pay him the arrears of the above from the time 
that he received the custody, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
William de Harden and Robert that Henry Tyes held the premises of Adam 
by the above service, and that they are not charged and were not charged 
therewith, but that they are held by that service, and that Adam was seised 
of the rent by the hands of Henry as his tenant and by the hands of other 
tenants of the same for 40 years and more, until they were taken into the 



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132 i. 



Sept. 16. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 18. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 22. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 15. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 25. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 23. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 24. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 19. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

king's hands upon Henry's rebellion, and that Adam did not remit the rent 
to Henry and did not make any other estate thereof, and that the messuage 
and land are worth 4.1. yearly. By C. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Edmund de Bohun 
and Matilda his wife, daughter and heiress of Nicholas de Segrave, a 
garden, 39 acres of pasture, a wood called ' Le Park,' and 15s. 2d. of rent 
in Orishale, and the issues of the same from 14 March last, when the king 
took Edmund's homage for the lands that Nicholas, father of Matilda, held 
in chief at his death, and ordered the escheator to cause them to have seisin 
of the said lands in his bailiwick, as the king now understands that the 
escheator delays delivering to them the premises whereof Nicholas was 
seised in his demesne as of fee at his death. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
a market shall be held at the king's town of Brembre on Monday and 
on Thursday weekly, and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow of St. John 
ante Portam Latinam, and another on the eve, day, and morrow of 
St. Edward the King and Confessor yearly. By K. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Henry de Tychemerssh, who is incapacitated by 
illness and age. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release John de Breydeston, Robert de 
Grofhurst, Richard de Grofhurst, and William de G-rofhurst from prison, 
upon their finding mainpernors to have them before the king to answer to 
him, the sheriff having ai-rested them by virtue of the king's order to arrest 
William de Bordeno and John atte Boynes and other malefactors who were 
indicted for certain felonies committed at Ledes and for disobedience and 
rebellion against the king. By C. 

To the treasurer, or to him who supplies his place, and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to pay to Sarah, wife of John de Patemore, 100*. 
yearly from the issues of the lands of the said John, who has eloigned him- 
seH from the realm because he adhered to the rebels, the king having 
granted by his letters patent that she shall receive this sum yearly from 
John's lands for the maintenance of herself and children until he should 
cause other ordinance to be made for her estate. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to cause Robert de Morley to have respite for a 
year, unless otherwise ordered, for all the debts due from him to the 
exchequer, as well for his own debts as the debts of his ancestors and 
of the ancestors of Hawisia his wife, daughter and heiress of William le 
Mareschal. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause Richard Talbot, who is staying in the 
duchy [of Aquitaine] upon the king's service, to have respite until Easter 
for all the debts due from him to the exchequer for any reason. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause William le Latimer Bouchard, who is 
going on the king's service to the duchy aforesaid, to have respite until 
Easter for all debts due to the exchequer, both for his own debts and those 
of his ancestors. By K. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More, the 
king's serjeant-at-arms, 10 marks for Michaelmas term out of the ferm of 
the city, the king having granted that sum yearly from the ferm for his life, 
in consideration of his good seiTice to the king. 



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1324. 

Sept. 24. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

To Walter de la Pulle, escheator of Ireland. Order to deliver to John 
le fitz Simund his lands, which were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of his adherence to the rebels, and the issues thereof from 1 April last, 
when the king pardoned him the suit of his peace and what pertained to 
him by reason of such adherence, and restored to him his lands, for a fine 
that John made with him. 

The like to John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland. 



Sept. 27. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 20. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 20. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 24. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 2.3. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 31 

To Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, keeper of the Forest this side 
Trent. Order to take into the king's hands all the forests in his bailiwick 
that queen Isabella holds of the king's assignment, the king having ordered 
all the castles, fortlets, manors and lands that she held of his assignment 
in England and Wales to be taken into his handa. By K. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Mammeheved 
near Doulech, co. Devon, which he has taken into the king's hands, by reason 
of the death of John de Carru, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Carru and Joan 
his wife and John their son held the said manor jointly to them and the 
heirs of the body of John the son at the time of the death of John the 
father, with remainder to the right heirs of John the father, and that the 
manor is held of William le Spek by knight service. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife 
of John de Carru, tenant in chief, a third of the manor of Mulesford, co. 
Berks, which the king has assigned to her as dower thereof. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, and 
Cornwall. Order to deliver to Peter de Uvedale and Margaret his wife, 
late the wife of Joceus de Dynham, tenant in chief, all their lands, goods 
and chattels, which the escheator has taken into the king's hands because 
Peter married the said Margaret without the king's licence, together with 
the issues of the same since they were taken into the king's hands, as the 
king wishes to spare Peter, who has gone to Gascony in his service, to be 
held by him so long as he is in the said service. By K. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, 
Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Intebergh and with the advowson 
of the vicarage of the manor, and to restore the issues thereof, as it was 
found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Aymer de Valencia, 
late earl of Pembroke, had no lands at his death in co. Worcester in his 
demesne as of fee, but that he held the aforesaid manor and advowson for 
life of the demise of John de Hastyng', lord of Bergeveny, and that the 
manor and advowson are held of the bishop of Hereford, and the said John 
has shewn in chancery a charter under the earl's seal, whereby he asserted 
that the earl granted to him the aforesaid manor and advowson, to him and 
the heirs of his body, with remainder to the earl, and the king, wishing to 
be certified whether the earl granted the manor and advowson to John and 
his heirs simply in fee or to John and the heirs of his body, ordered the 
escheator to make inquisition concerning the same, and it appears by such 
inquisition that the earl, on 12 August, in the 4th year of the king's reign, 
granted the manor and advowson to John and to. the heirs of his body, with 
remainder to the earl. By C. 



224 



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1324 

Sept. 26. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 26. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 30. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 23. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 31 — ccmt. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and six acres 
of land in Sutton in Holand, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king, 
at the petition of the prior of Spaldyng', suggesting that a certain prior of 
that place in the time of Henrj III. entered the said messuage and land, 
which Richard sou of Ellen, then his villein, had previously acquired in fee 
from Richard Lefsy, as tenements acquired to the prior by his villein afore- 
said, and had acquired in fee 14«. of rent in Spaldyng' long before the 
publication of the statute of mortmain from Richard Cluny, and that the 
escheator had taken the messuage, land, aud rent into the king's hands 
because it was found by an inquisition of oifice taken before him that the 
prior had acquired them after the publication of the statute of mortmain 
without licence from the late or the present king, ordered the escheator to 
m.ike inquisition concerning the acquisition of the messuage, land, and rent, 
and it appears by the inquisition thus taken that Simon, formerly prior of 
Spaldyng', in 56 Henry III., entered the messuage and land, which Richard 
son of Ellen, his villein, had acquired as above, as tenements acquired to the 
said prior by his villein, and that William, sometime prior of the same, 
acquired the rent aforesaid in fee from the said Richard Cluny three years 
before the publication of the statute of mortmain. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 
60 acres of land in Surflete, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king, at 
the petition of the prior of Spaldyng', suggesting that John son of Godfrey 
atte Pelde of Surflete in the time of Henry III. granted the messuage and 
land to John, prior of Spaldyng', in frankalmoin, and that John son of 
Godfrey and his ancestors held the messuage and land, from time out of 
mind until the making of the grant to the prior, of John de Braytoft, then 
lord of the manor of Risgate, and of his ancestors, and not of the king, and 
that Henry confirmed the grant by his charter in the 54th year of his reign, 
and that the escheator had taken the messuage and land into the king's 
hands because it was found by an inquisition of office taken before him that 
the tenements are held of the king in chief, and that the said prior John 
had acquired them without licence from the king, ordered the escheator to 
make inquisition concerning the acquisition of the same, and it is found by 
the said inquisition that John son of Godfrey granted the messuage and land 
to the said prior John in the time of Henry III., to hold to him and his 
successors by the service of lOs. yearly, and that John son of Godfrey and 
his ancestors held the messuage and land, from time out of mind until the 
making of the grant to the prior, of John de Braytoft, then lord of the 
manor of Risgate, and of his ancestors, and not of the king's progenitors, 
and it appears by the charter of confirmation of Henry III. exhibited in 
chancery that he confirmed the said grant in the aforesaid year of his reign. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, 
Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to assign dower to 
Joan, late the wife of William de Staure, tenant in chief, upon her taking 
oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the same, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and 
in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Interbergh and with the advowson of the vicarage of that 
manor, and to restore the issues thereof, as it was found by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, had 
no lands at his death in co. Worcester in his demesne as of fee, but that he 
held the aforesaid manor and advowson for life of the demise of John de 
Hastyng', lord of Bergeveny, and that they are held of the bishop of Here- 
ford, and the said John has shewn in chancery a charter under the earl's 



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1324. Membrane 31 — cont. 

seal, whereby, he asserted, the earl granted to him the aforesaid manor and 
advowson, to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the earl, and 
the king, wishing to be certified whether the earl granted the manor and 
advowson to John and his heirs simply in fee or to John and the heirs of 
his body, ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the same, 
and it appeare by such inquisition that the earl, on 12 August, in the 4th 
year of the king's reign, granted the manor and advowson to John an<l to 
the heirs of his body, with remainder to the earl. By C. 

Vacated, because above. 

Oct. 8. To the keeper of the manor of Melbourn. Order to permit the tenants 

Byfleet. of the manor, which is of ancient demesne, to receive brushwood in the ■ 
wood of the manor for their fire, as they and their ancestors have been 
wont to receive, they having shewn the king that whereas they ought to 
receive, and they and their ancestors from time out of mind have been wont 
to receive, brushwood in the wood of the manor for their fire, to wit each 
of them in proportion to their tenure, by the delivery of the keeper of tlie 
wood and of two men of the town of Mellebourn chosen for this purpose 
before the steward there, without hindrance, until the manor was taken into 
the king's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, the 
lord of the manor, since which time they have been hindered from receiving 
such brushwood. By C. 

Oct. 14. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 

Sheen. Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of 
Holmespyney, co. Lincoln, which he has taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the death of Gerard de Aylesford, and to restore the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Gerard and 
Margery, his wife, held the moiety jointly on the day of Gerard's death of 
the gift and feofiment of John Beek, parson of the church of Bekyngham, 
and that the moiety is held of William le Latymer by knight service. 

Oct. 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the king's clerks and 

Sheen. others to be sent to divers parts of the realm on the king's affairs their 

expenses, according to the discretion of the treasurer and chamberlains and 

of the barons of the exchequer. By 0. 



Sept. 28. 
Porchester. 



Sept. 25. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 30. 

To the treasurer, or to him who supphes his place, and to the barons of 
the exchequer. Order to cause Robert Bendyn, admiral of certain ships 
about to set out in the king's service to the duchy [of Aquitaine], to have 
respite until Christmas for the debts due from him to the exchequer for the 
debts of himself and his ancestors. By K. 

To Constantine de Mortuo Mary, William Bernak, Roger de Kerdeston, 
and Geoffrey With. Whereas the men of the port of Blakeneye and its 
members have at their cost two ships provided with men and other neces- 
saries in the king's service on the sea, as John de Sturmy, admiral of the 
fleet of ships towards the north, has testified to the king by his letters, and 
Constantine, William, Roger, and Geoffrey are compelling the said men, 
who have contributed to the equipment {eshippamento) of the aforesaid 
ships according to the value of their lands, goods and chattels in the port 
and its members, to contribute to the arms for certain men to be chosen in 
CO. Norfolk by Constantine, William, Roger, and Geoffrey, according to the 
king's commission to them, wherefore the men of Blakeneye have prayed 
the king for a remedy : the king, being unwilling to charge the said men of 



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1324. Membrane 30 — cont. 

Blakeneye with a double burden, to wit by land and by sea, orders Constan- 
tine, William, Roger, and Geoffrey not to compel the men who have thus 
contributed to the aforesaid equipment to contribute to the arms aforesaid 
for their lands, goods and chattels aforesaid, provided that if they have 
lands, goods and chattels outside the said port and its members, they shall 
contribute to the arms aforesaid according to the value of the same lands, 
goods and chattels. 

Sept. 23. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Porchester. of Boston. Order to pay to John de Stykeneye and John de la Gotere 

100 marks, to provide therewith in the coming fair of Boston ten thousands 

of ' stokfissh ' and of ' screyfissh,' which the king has ordered them to 

provide, "7 '^• 

Sept. 25. To the said John and John. Order to intend the making of the above 

Porchester. provisions. The king will cause to be paid to them what they shall pay of 

their own beyond the above sum when he is informed of the amount. By K. 

Oct. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 

Porcliester. the octaves of Martinmas next the demand made upon Edmund de Kendale 
for 100 marks, which he acknowledged in chancery that he owed to Nicholas 
de la Beche, and which the treasurer and barons exact from him by sum- 
mons of the exchequer for the king's use, by reason of the enmity ot 
Nicholas, as Edmund asserts that he can prove that they ought not to be 
levied from the said Nicholas {sic). 

By K. on the information of William de Ayrem[ynne]. 

Sept. 21. To the mayor, sheriffs, and community of the city of London. Order to 
Porchester. cause 300 footmen to be chosen in the city, if they have not yet been 
chosen according to the king's previous order, and to provide suitable arms 
for them by the view of two of the citizens of each ward of the city, so that 
the arms shall be provided between now and Martinmas, and shall be ready 
at such time as the king shall cause the said men to come to him, the king 
desiring to make himself strong by land and sea to resist the king of 
France, who has assembled an army to make war upon the king in his 
duchy of Guyene and has assembled a gi-eat navy in the parts of Nor- 
mandy and Zeeland to aggrieve the king and his subjects by land and sea. 
The king wills that after the footmen shall have returned from his service, 
the arms shall be restored to the mayor, sheriffs and community, and shall 
be kept in safe guard by certain men of the city for the defence of the realm 
in like case. French. By K. 

{Pari. Writs.'] 

The like for various numbers of footmen to the mayors, bailiffs and men, 
and the bailiffs and men of forty-eight towns. \_Ibid.] 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Eoger Pychard, who is 

Guildford, staying in the king's service in parts beyond sea with Edmund, earl of Kent, 

to have respite until Easter next for all debts due from him to the exchequer. 

Oct. 9. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his [fellows], justices to hold pleas before the 

Guildford, king. Order not to aggrieve John Flemyng at the suit of the king or 
others by reason of the rebels' goods that he took and occupied whilst in the 
king's company in the pursuit of the rebels, as the king has granted that 
those who were in his company in pursuit of the rebels shall not be aggrieved 
for the goods of the rebels that they took and occupied whilst in the king's 
company in the said pursuit between 17 October, in the 15th year of his 
reign, and 5 April following. By K. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Guildford, elected in place of John son of John, who is insufficiently qualified. 



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1324. Membrane 30 — conl. 

Oct. 11. To Ralph Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 

Byfleet. the king's chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of the castle 

bread, wine, oil, and other small necessaries for the celebration of diviuo 

service from Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

Sept. 1. Nicholas Fastolf, who is about to set out for Ireland by the king's order, 

Pevensey. has letters of attorney in England under the names of Master Laurence 
Falstolf and John Claver, to endure for three years. 

Vacated, because on the Patent Roll. 

Oct. 13. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Sheen. king. Order to continue until the quinzaine of Easter next all matters 
moved against the bishop, dean, and chapter of St. Paul's London in the 
last eyre of the justices at the Tower of London, which the king afterwards 
caused to come before him and which he ordered to be continued until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas. By K. 

Oct. 15. To Ralph de Camoys, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Sheen. Edmund de Algate, porter of both gates, 4rf. a day ; to Alexander le 
Peyntoiir, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le 
Rotour, the other viewer of the king's works, 2d. a day ; to Adam the gar- 
dener of the garden without the castle, 2^d. a day ; to the four watchmen 
of the castle, 2d. a day each ; to Robert de Wodeham, captain-forester of 
Wyndesore forest, \2d. a day ; to Ralph de la More, clerk of the works in 
the castle, 2c?. a day ; to Thomas le Parker, keeper of Kenyngton park, \\d. 
a day : being their wages and stipends, from Michaelmas last to next 
Michaelmas. 



MembraUb 29. 

Oct. 20. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

The Tower. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to pay to Robert de Popham 
8*. Z^d. yearly from the time when the lands of John de Bensted, tenant in 
chief, were taken into the king's hands by reason of his death, and to pay 
him the same for so long as the lands are in the king's hands, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held at his death 
certain lands in Bensted Popham of Robert de Popham by the service of 
8jr. Z\d. yearly. 

The like to the said escheator in favour of Edmund Thurstan for 3«. \0d. 
for land's that John held of him in Bensted Regis. 

Oct. 26. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Huntingdon, 

The Tower. Cambridge, Essex, and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of Thomas Baldewyn of Bergholt, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition takeu by the escheator that 
Thomas held uo lands in chief as of the crown at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Oct. 26. To the same. Order to pay to Richard le Maresehal 25/. for Michaelmas 

The Tower, term out of the issues of his bailiwick, in accordance with the king's grant 
of 23 September, in the 11th year of his reign, to Richard of 50/. yearly 
from the issues of the eseheatorship this side Trent in aid of his mainte- 
nance, he having been ruined (destructus) by the Scotch rebels. 

Oct. 28. To Thomas de Wardecop, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 

The Tower, co. Westmoreland. Order to expend up to 10/. in repairing the houses, 
walls, and other buildings within the castle of Brouham. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

p 2 



223 



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1324. Membrane 29 — cont. 

Oct. 30. To the same. Order to cause the king's watermill of the town of 

Westminster. Kyrkeby Stephan to be repaired for 6 marks, and to cause the timber 
necessary for the same to be taken in the king's wood of Whinfel by the 
view of his forester there, and to cause it to be carried to Kyrkeby Stephan 
at the king's expense, as the men of that town have mainperned before 
Robert de Beverlaco and John de Jakele, auditors of the accounts of the 
issues of the lands aforesaid, to repair the watermill, which was burnt by 
the Scotch rebels, for 6 marks, provided that the king find the timber 
necessary for the same and cause it to be carried to the town. The king 
has ordered the forester aforesaid to cause the timber to be delivered to 
Thomas. 

To the forester of Whinfel. Order to deliver to the aforesaid keeper 
sufficient timber for the repair of the said mills. By bill of the treasurer. 

Oct. 30. To the sheriffs of London. Order to release William de Walyngford, 

Westminster. ' brewer,' upon bail, upon his finding mainpernors to have him before the 
king's justices at the first assize, as the king learns by the record of John 
de Bousser and Hamo de Chigewell, the king's justices to deliver Neugate 
gaol, that William, who is imprisoned therein for the death of Simon son of 
Roger de Parys, slew the said Simon in self-defence. 

Oct. 28. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. South- 

Westmiuster. ampton. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage in Suthampton, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
William Harden, Ralph de Bereford, and the said keeper that Agnes de 
Brewes acquired the messuage from Henry Tyeys three years before Henry 
adhered to the rebels, and that she has never changed her estate therein, 
and that the messuage is held of the prior of God's House, Southampton, 
by the service of 23s. and by the service of \8d. for a custom of that town 
called ' Longavel,' yearly, and that the messuage is worth 6s. 8d. beyond 
the said service, the keeper having taken the messuage into the king's 
hands by reason of Henry's rebellion. 

Oct. 30. To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales and escheator there. 

■ Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with certain lands in Eyros in North 
Wales, and to restore to Simon Flynt of Coneway and Margaret his wife 
the issues thereof from Midsummer last, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by Edmund, earl of Arundel, justice of Wales, that Simon and Mar- 
garet demised the said lands to John Cam, a member of the household of 
Roger de Mortuo Marl of Chirk, a rebel, for the term of six years, and that 
the term ended at Midsummer last, and that Simon and Margaret never 
changed their estate therein, and it appears by inspection of the other part 
of an indented deed exhibited by Simon in chancery that the demise was 
made in form aforesaid, the chamberlain having taken the lands into the 
king's hands by reason of John's adherence to Roger. 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 

The Tower, de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, 
Essex, and Hertford, 26/., which the king, on 26 October last, ordered him 
to pay to Richard le Mareschal for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant, on 23 September, in the llth year of his reign, to 
Richard of 50/. yearly from the issues of the escheator's bailiwick. 

Oct. 20. To the same. Order to acquit Robert de Cliderou, late escheator this side 

Westminster. Trent, of the issues of the manor of Blakhale from the time of the death of 
John de Wygeton, tenant in chief, the king having ordered him to deliver the 
manor and the issues aforesaid to Dionisia, late the wife of the said John, be- 
cause Walter de Wygeton, father of the said John, granted, by deed enrolled 



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1324i. Membrane 29 — cont. 

in the late king's chancery,the said manor to John and Dionisia for her life 
and to their heirs, and because John and Dionisia were seised of the manor 
jointly for twenty-six years. 

Oct. 29. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to release Thomas Chapman and 

Westminster. Thomas Wedousone, men of Scotland, together with their beasts, goods, and 
chattels, and to permit them to make their profit thereof and return home 
without hindrance, as they have shown the king that although Ranulph de 
Dacre, one of the keepers of the truce between the king and Robert de 
Brns, received them into the king's safe conduct in coming with their beasts 
and other goods from Scotland into this realm for the purpose of making 
their profit, the sheriff has arrested them and their beasts, goods, and 
chattels because they are of Scotland. 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit John de 

Westminster, Norton, king's clerk, of the ferm of the manor of Brehill, co. Buckingham, from 
26 March, in the 7th year of the king's reign, which manor the king on 6May, 
in the 2nd year of his reign, committed to John during pleasure, rendering 
therefor 33/. yearly at which it was extended, as the king granted the 
manor on 25 March aforesaid to Richard de Arundell with other things for 
life for his maintenance in the king's service, as of the yearly value of 80/. 

Oct. 30. To Master Robert de Ayleston. Order to pay to the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Westminster the arrears of 10s. yearly from 16 May last, when the king 
committed to him during pleasure the custody of a messuage called ' Rosa- 
mund,' 14 acres of land, an acre of meadow, and 4 acres of pasture in 
Westminster, which belonged to John de Benestede, deceased, tenant in 
chief, and which were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of bis 
heir, rendering therefor yearly 26s. 6c?., at which the lands are extended, 
and to pay the above 10s. yearly for so long as he shall have the custody of 
the said lands, as it is found by an inquisition taken by William de Weston, 
escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Keut, Middlesex, and in the city of 
London, concerning the lands of the said John, that John held the 
messuage and land aforesaid of the abbot and convent by the service of 10*. 
yearly, which is not contained in the extent aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Thurger, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 28. 

Oct. 15. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

The Tower. Dorset. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of 
Henry de Brok, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without 
the king's licence. 

The like to John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cam- 
bridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. 

Oct. 16. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland. 

The Tower. Order to cause Roger Bate of Acumby, son and heir of William Bate of 
Acumby, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved 
his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayre[mynne]. 

Oct. 18. To the treasm-er and barons of the exchequer. Order not to permit 

The Tower. John Pecche to be aggrieved before them at the suit of the king or of any 

other by reason of the goods that he took and occupied from the rebels and 



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1324, Membrane 28 — cont. 

their adherents whilst be was in the king's company in their pursuit, as the 
king has granted that those who were in his company in pursuit of the 
rebels shall not be molested by reason of the rebel's goods taken and 
occupied by them in the said pursuit from 17 October, in the 15th year of 
his reign, until 5 April following. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to release from prison in 
!Neugate John de Lorty, who was lately convicted before the sheriffs for 
certain trespasses committed by him upon Richard de Burton of co. York, 
Thomas de Bethum, and Adam de Berburn, when 30Z. were adjudged to 
Richard for his damages, 201. to Thomas in like manner, and 20 marks to 
Adam in like manner, if it appear to them that John has satisfied the said 
Richard, Thomas, and Adam for their damages, as the king is given to 
understand that he has done ; notwithstanding the king's order to release 
John, who is bound by agreement to set out in the king's service for 
Gascony with ten men-atarms in the next passage at Plymmuth, upon his 
finding mainpernors to have him in prison at the king's will unless he set 
out in the king's service aforesaid, the mayor and sheriffs having returned 
that John was adjudged to prison until he should satisfy the said Richard, 
Thomas, and Adam for their damages. By K. 

To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to pay to Joan de Thorthorald 

10 marks for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant of 

11 June, in the 11th year of his reign, of 20 m.arks yearly from the issues of 
the escheatry this side Trent in aid of her maintenance. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the 
f^foresaid 10 marks to the said John, who has paid that sum to Joan by 
virtue of the preceding order. 

To John de Thwayt, keeper of the king's manor of Brustewik in 
Holdernes. Order to pay to Richard de Ikene, whom the kina, on 8 March 
last, appointed jointly with Humphrey de Waleden stewards of certain 
castles, towns, manors, etc., in the king's hands in divers counties and 
auditors of the accounts of those who ought to render account of the issues 
of the aforesaid castles, towns, manors, etc., 40 marks yearly from the issues 
of that manor, the king having, on 4 July following, granted that Richard 
should receive 40 marks yearly from the issues of the castles, towns, 
manors, etc., from the aforesaid 8 March for so long as he should remain in 
the office aforesaid. By K. 

To the bailiffs of the city of York. Order to pay to William de Ros of 
Hamelak 75 marks from the ferm of that city for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant of 22 August, in the l(5th year of his reign, 
of that sum yearly at Michaelmas and Easter from the ferm of that city 
and of the like amount from the ferm of the city of Lincoln, until the king 
should provide him with 300 marks of land or rent yearly between the 
waters of Thames and Tees, or until the king should restore to him the castle 
of Werk, which William granted and released to the king. 

The like to the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. 

William had like writs on 8 April following for Easter term, the king 
being at King's Beaulieu. 

To Edmund de Flete, keeper of certain lands in the city of London. 
Order to pay t» the prior of Holy Trinity, London, the arrears of a yearly 
Xmt of 22*. from the time when the tenements that John de Bourne held 
of the prior in the city came to the king's hands upon John's forfeiture, and 



Oct. 10. 
Byfleet. 



Oct. 14. 

Sheen. 



Oct. 17. 

The Tpwer. 



Oct. 24. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 15. 

The Tower. 



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1324. Membrane 28 — cont. 

to pay him the same yearly henceforth, as he has shown the king that 
although the tenements are held of him by the service of 22*. yearly as of 
his church aforesaid, the keeper has deferred paying the said rent to the 
prior from the time of his oflBce, although the prior and his predecessors 
have been seised of the rent by the hands of the said John and of other 
tenants from time out of mind. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John son of Gilbert de Derby, whom the king has 
amoved from office because he has no lands in that county. 

To the keeper of the manor of Feckenham. Order to expend up to 
40 marks in repairing the messuages, mills, ponds, and sluices of the manor, 
by the view and testimony of Thomas de Stok and John Aleyn of Wyche, 
as the king understands that they need repair. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acqtiit the king's 
yeoman Richard de Cave, to whom the king on 6th August, in the 10th 
year of his reign, committed the custody of two parts of the manor of 
Lathebury, co. Buckingham, and of two parts of the lands in Cainho that 
belonged to Robert Dakanay, tenant in chief, during the minority of 
Robert's heir, which two parts were extended at 9/. \6s. Sd. yearly, render- 
ing therefor 12/. yearly, of the said 12Z. yearly from 14 March, in the 
13th year of the king's reign, when the king took the homage of Roger 
Dakanay, son and heir of the said Robert, because he had proved his age 
before Master Eichard de Clare, late escheator this side Trent. 

Nov. 4. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 

Westminster. berland, and Westmoreland. Order to pay to Ralph de Hastingges the 
arrears of 8 marks yearly, which the king, on 5 October, in the 17th year 
of his reign, ordered Thomas de Burgh, then escheator beyond Trent, to pay 
to Ralph from two parts of the manor of Thorpbasset \^for the reasons 
given ai page 26 aboi-e'\, from the time of Simon's appointment as ■ 
escheator, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth for so long as the said 
two parts remain in his custody. 



Nov. 3. 
Sheen. 



Nov. 6. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 5. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 27. 

Oct. 27. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 

Tte Tower. Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to assign 
dower to Eleanor, late the wife of Richard son of Elias de Sutton, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 



Oct. 20. 

The Tower. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 
le Chaumberlayn, sheriff of Lincoln, 40Z., which he has paid to Alesia, 
daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, for the 16th 
and 17th years of the reign, by virtue of the king's order to the sheriff of 
Lincoln, on 20 September, in the 16th year of his reign, to deliver to her 
the court of the fee of La Haye, the bailey before the gate of Lincoln castle, 
and 20/. yearly for the third part of the county of Lincoln, which 
belonged to her father and were taken into the king's hands by the 
forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, her husband, the king having 
rendered the same to her for life. 

Oct. 21. To John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

The Tower, ham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

manor of Kelm, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 

inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry sou of Walter Touk of Kelm 



232 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13241. Membrane 27 — cont. 

holds the manor of Edmund de Cressy and his ancestors by the service of a 
moiety of a knight's fee, and that Henry's ancestors have so held it from 
time out of mind, and that Edmund and his ancestors held the manor in 
service of the kiug and his progenitors in chief as of the honour of Tikhill 
and of other lords of that honour from the time aforesaid, the escheator 
having taken it into the king's hands because he believed that it was held in 
chief. 

Oct. 28. To Richard de Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

The Tower. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage and 2 virgates of lands in Clyve near Neuchirch, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
"William de la Clyve held the messuage and virgates at his death of the castle 
of Caresbrok in the Isle of Wight, by the service of a fifteenth of a knight's 
fee, and by the service of the sergeanty of finding a man at his charge for 
forty days to keep the said castle in time of war, and by suit at the knights' 
court of Neuport from three weeks to three weeks, the king having granted 
the castle amongst other things to his son Edward, with all knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, and all other things pertaining thereto. 

Oct. 25. To Master John "Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 

The Tower, restore the issues of the manor of Wroxhale, co. Somerset, to those to whom 
they belong, from the time when the manor was taken into the king's 
hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the said escheator that 
Ralph de Gorges held no lands of the king in chief at his death except a 
third of the manor of Braunton, co. Devon, by the service of finding the 
king an arrow when he came or sent to Exemore to take venison there, the 
arrow to be delivered to the king's huntsman, but that he held the manor of 
Wroxhale of Hugh de Courteneye by knight service, and it is found by an 
inquisition afterwards taken by John Everard, escheator is cos. Cornwall, 
Devon, Somerset, and Dorset, that Ralph held the manor of the said Hugh 
by the service aforesaid and not of the king, whereupon the king ordered 
the said John not to intermeddle further with the manor, which he had 
taken into the king's hands by reason of Ralph's death, and to restore the 
issues thereof. 

Oct. 29. To John de Lancastria, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in co. 

Westminster. Lancaster. Order not to distrain the abbot of Whallay for fealty for his 
lands in Staning' that he held in chief of the king as of the lands in his hands 
by the forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, as he has done fealty. 

To William de Tatham, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Lancaster. 
Order not to distrain the aforesaid abbot for fealty for a moiety of the manor 
of Bylinton, which he holds of the king in chief as of the lands in his hands 
by the forfeiture of the aforesaid earl, as he has done homage. ' 

Oct. 30. To Roger de Gildesburgh, keeper of the lands of aliens in co. Bucking- 

Westminster, ham, in the king's hands for certain reasons. Order to cause the prior of 
Thikeford, who is in Roger's custody by the king's order, to be brought 
before the justices of the Bench on the morrow of Martinmas next in order 
to prosecute an assize concerning the advowson of a tenth of the chapel of 
Gerdele, and to deliver to him necessary expenses from the priory, as the 
prior has impleaded the prioress of Catesby concerning the advowson before 
the justices aforesaid, and the prioress, who is the tenaut, has placed herself 
upon the grand assize before the justices, and has prayed that recognition 
may be made as to wliich of them has the greater right in the advowson, 
wherefore the king has ordered the sheriff of Buckingham to cause twenty- 
four knights of the neighbourhood of Gerdele to come before the said 
justices at Westminster on the morrow of Martinmas to make the recogni- 



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Oct. 27. 

The Tower. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 
tion of the grand assize aforesaid, the prior, who cannot come before the 
justices on the said day without tlie king's special order, having prayed the 
king to provide for his indemnity. By 0. 

To the bailiffs of the manor of Rysebergh. Order to permit the abbot of 
Nottele, parson of the church of Rysebergh, to receive a tithe of the foals 
foaled in Rysebergh park and of the money from the agistment of beasts 
therein, as he and his predecessors liave been wont to have, the late king 
having, on 6 July, in the 33rd year of his reign, ordered the bailiffs of 
queen Margaret, his consort, to whom he had assigned the manor and park, to 
permit the abbot to receive the tithes aforesaid, because it was found by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff of Buckingham that the abbot and his pre- 
decessors, parsons of the said church, had been wont to receive such tithes 
from time out of mind, as well in the time of Richard de Alemannia, late 
earl of Cornwall, as in the time of Edmund, the late earl, until Person' 
Lumbard and William Beausamys, keepers of the late king's stud after the 
" manor and park came to his hands after the death of Edmund, impeded the 
abbot from receiving the said tithe. 

'Sov. 4. To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middle- 

Westminster, sex, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to Mary, late the wife of 
Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, the houses in the city of London 
where the earl's wardrobe was, which houses the earl bought from the bishop 
of Chichester, together with the issues thereof from the time when they 
were taken into the king's hands with the other lands of the earl upon the 
death of the latter, as the earl bequeathed the said houses in his last will to 
his wife, as appears by the inspection of his will, and she has prayed the 
king to cause the houses to be dehvered to her. By 0. 

Oct. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 

Westminster, de Rocheford, who is staying in the duchy [of Aquitaine] in the king's 
service, to have respite until Easter next for all debts due from him to the 
exchequer. 
The like in favour of the following : 
John de Haustede. 
Edmund Haclut. 
Richard Talbot. 
Richard de Grey. 

Oct. 30. To Stephen de Haccomb and Nicholas Dauney. Order not to compel 

Westminster, the men of the port of Tegnemuth to contribute to the arms for ceitain 
footmen to be chosen by Stephen and Nicholas in co. Devon by virtue of 
the king's commission, as they have certain ships furnished with men and 
other necessaries at their charge in the king's service in Gascony, as 
W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer, has testified, and Stephen and Nicholas 
are compelling them to contribute to the said arms, wherefore they have 
prayed the king for remedy, the king not wishing that they shall be charged 
with a double charge, to wit by land and by sea. 



Membrane 26. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Richard de Harewedon, 

Westminster, packer of the king's park of Northampton, to have 20*., to be expended by 

him in repairing the walls about the park. By C- 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Ellen, reUct and 

Westminster, executrix of William de Eikethorn, the king's door-keeper, 26A 3*. 3c?., 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1324. Membrane 26 — cont. 

which the king owed to William, to wit 14/. 11*. l\d., for his wages and 
robes for the 10th and 11th years of the reign, and for recompeuce for a 
horse of his that died in the king's service in the 11th year, and 38i. \\d. 
for the arrears of his wages from 8 July, in the 8th year of the king's reign, 
until 11 November, and 9/. 13«. 6c?. for his wages allowed in the roll of the 
marshalsea, and for recompence for a ' hakeney ' of his given in the king's 
alms, in the 6th year, as is found by a certificate of the treasurer returned 
into chancery, and as appears by three bills under the seals of Walter, arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, and Koger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, late 
keepers of the king's wardrobe, which are in the possession of Ellen, who 
Las prayed the king to satisfy her for the aforesaid sum. 

By K. on the information of William de Ayremynne. 

Nov. 8. Stephen atte Bokholte, ' souter,' imprisoned in Guldeford gaol for the 

Westminster, death of John le White, has letters from the sheriff of Sussex to bail him 
until the first assize. 

Nov. 6. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to William le Eede, 

Westminster, merchant of Almain, 45/. 19.?. ^\d,, as he has suggested to the king that 
William de Hedersete and William de Rude, late collectors of the custom in 
the port of London, took that sum from him on 8 August, in the 12th year of 
the king's reign, for the king's use as a loan, and that they bound the king 
by a deed under the seal of their office called ' Le Coket ' to pay the sum to 
William le Rede after Michaelmas, and they have not paid him, whereupon 
the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to examine the 
account of the collectors for the aforesaid year, and to certify the king if 
the collectors answered for this sum, and they have certified that the said 
collectors answered, in their account of the loan gratited to the king by the 
merchants in the 1 Ith year of his reign, for the above sum for the said loan 
made to the king by William le Rede upon his wool taken out of that port 
in the ships of divers men from 29 September, in the 11th year, until 
28 August, in the 12th year, both days being included, to wit for 91 sacks 
and 44 nails, Ids. from each sack. By pet. of C. 

Nov. 9. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertford, 

We.stminster. Cambridge, and Huntingdon. Order not to intermeddle further with certain 
tenements in Chesthunt called ' La Mothe,' and to restore the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Aymer de 
Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, and Mary his wife held the tenement on 
the day of the earl's death jointly, to them and the heirs of Aymer, of the 
f eofiment of Master John de Rodeswell and Walter Alisaundre, and that the 
tenements are held of others than the king. By C. 

Nov. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Henry 

Westminster, le Scrop, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, in his account at the exchequer 
such fee for that bailiwick as they shall find was allowed to other keepers 
in times past. 

Nov. 10. To Robert Power, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause the 

Westminster, bridge of the king's castle of Hardelaugh to be repaired where necessary. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

Nov. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Richard 

Westminster. Dammory, to whom the king, on 4 March, in the 11th year of his reign, 
committed the forfeiture of bread (pacts) and ale of the bakers and brewers 
of the town of Oxford, to have at ferm from 14 February preceding during 
the king's pleasure, rendering therefor 100s. yearly to the exchequer, of 
the aforesaid ferm from 20 March last, when the king committed the 
custody of the assize of bread and ale in the aforesaid towns and its suburbs 



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X324. Membrane 26 — cont. 

to the chancellor of the university and to the mayor of the town, to have 
during pleasure, rendering therefor 100*. yearly to the exchequer. 

Nov. 10. To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de 

Westminster. Bromfeld for lOOi., in which he made fine with the king for adhering to the 
rebels, and to acquit him of the same, as the king, on 5 June, in the 
16th year of his reign, pardoned him in consideration of the said fine, and 
assigned the fine to Aymer de Valencia, then earl of Pembroke and keeper 
of the Forest this side Trent, in payment of money due to him from the 
king for the custody aforesaid, and he ordered the keepers of the great seal 
by letters of privy seal to cause John to be released from prison and to 
cause his lands to be restored to him upon his finding mainprise for his 
good behaviour towards the king and for payment of the aforesaid sum to 
the earl, and John Loveday, Richard de Bikerton, Alexander de Middelton, 
Hugh de la HuUe, Thomas de Biryton, and Richard, parson of the church 
of Buterleye, acknowleged in chancery that they owed the aforesaid sum to 
the earl, with which recognisance the earl was contented, wherefore John 
then obtained the king's letters of pardon and of restitution of his lands. 

Nov. 8. To Henry de Hokkele, keeper of certain lands in co. Warwick. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to John son of John de Peyto and Alice his wife, daughter and co- 
heiress of Isabella de Hilles, Alice's purparty of certain lands in Palington, 
CO. Warwick, which purparty the king, on 7 August last, ordered Master 
John Walewayn, then escheator, to retain in the king's hands after he had 
made partitition thereof between Dionisia, wife of John de Watervill, and 
the aforesaid Alice, wife of John de Langele, the daughters and co-heiresses 
of the said Isabella, as John son of John de Peyto, who has now married Alice, 
and Alice, who is of full age, have prayed the king to cause the purparty 
aforesaid to be delivered to them, and it is found by an inquisition after- 
wards taken by John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, 
Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster, that Isabella held the said lands of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, as of the honour of Leicester by knight 
service, which honour the king has rendered to Henry de Lancastr[ia], 
brother of the said earl, now earl of Leicester, together with all knights' fees 
and other appurtenances of the honour. 

Nov. 13. To GeofPrey With and Henry de Hales, keepers of the lands of aliens 

Westminster, and of others of the power of the king of France in co. Norfolk. Order 
not to intermeddle with the manors, lands, goods and chattels of the priory 
of Lewes in that county by virtue of any order of the king's sent to him, 
pending the discussion before the king and his council of the petition of 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, or until further orders, and to restore to 
the earl those things belonging to the priory that they have occupied by 
virtue of the king's order to take the lands, etc., of the priory into his hands 
amongst other lands of alien religions and others of the power of the kino- 
of France, as the earl has shewn the king that the priory is of his advowson, 
and that he ought to have the custody of the temporalities thereof in times 
of voidance, and that he and his ancestors have been wont to have such 
custody in times past, and has besought the king not to retain the lands, etc., 
of the said priory in his hands whereby the earl would suffer disinheritance. 
The king saves to himself the presentations and collations of benefices of 
the patronage of the prior and convent that have been vacated up to this 
day. By K. 

The like to Peter de Wroldham {sic) and Stephen Peer, keepers, etc. 
in CO. Sussex. 

The like to Master Robert de Stotwell and Roger de Belegrave, 
keepers, etc., in ca Leicester. 



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1324. Membrane 26 — cont. 

Nov. 13. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Robert DufEord 
and Margaret his wife, late the wife of Thomas de Caylly, tenant in chief, 
the advowson of the church of Hildeburworth, co. Norfolk, of the yearly 
value of 30/., which the king has assigned to Margaret as dower of the 
advowsons of the said Thomas. 

Nov. 16. To Adam le Bogher, keeper of the manor of Hathelsay. Order to pay ta 

"Westminster, brother John de Eyevallis, monk, who is staying at the manor by the king's 
order, the arrears of 5^ marks yearly from the time of the keeper's 
appointment, and to pay him that sum henceforth for his maintenance. 

Nov. 16. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Margaret, late 

Westminster, the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, the arrears of the 2*, 
a day assigned for her maintenance, and to pay her that sum hereafter,, 
the king having lately ordered the sheriff of Essex to certify the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer of what he had paid to Margaret of the said 
2s. daily by virtue of the king's order and of what remained to be 
paid, and it appears by the certificate made by Thomas Gobion, sheriff" 
of the said county, before the treasurer and barons and delivered into the 
chancery by the treasurer that the said sheriff paid Margaret for her 
maintenance from 19 February, in the 16th year of the reign, until 
28 September last 58Z. \Qs. Od. for 589 days at the rate of 2*. a day. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayrem[ynne]. 

Nov. 18. To John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

Westminster. ham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Eoesia, late the wife of 
Henry Gregory of Eyum, mother of Henry Gregory his son and heir, as 
nearest [friend] of the heir, a bovate of land in Eyum, co. Derby, together 
with the issues thereof from the time of Henry's death, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the other lands that Henry held at his death of other 
lords than the king, and to restore the issues of the same, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry held no lands in chief as 
of the crown at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought 
to pertain to the king, but that he held the aforesaid bovate of the king as 
of the honour of Peverel by the service of 8^d. yearly to the castle of the 
Peak, and that he held divers lands of other lords, and that Henry Gregory 
is his son and heir and is aged ten years and more. 



Membrane 25. 

Nov. 13. To Roger le Gulden, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 
Westminster, cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to pay to Henry le Gulden the arrears of 
60s. yearly from the time when the manor of Phelippeston came to the 
king's hands, and to pay him that sum yearly for so long as the manor shall 
remain in the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John 
de Brideport and Walter Beril that John de Bosco, then lord of the 
said manor, on Monday after Midsummer, in the 4th year of the king's reign, 
granted by deed to Henry the aforesaid 60s. yearly for life, in consideration 
of Henry's service to him, to be received from the bailiff or reeve of the manor, 
and that Henry was seised of the rent from the day of the grant until 
10 February, in the 15th year of the king's reign, when the manor came to 
the king's hands by the forfeiture of John Mautravers le fitz, then lord of 
the manor, and that the manor is held of the abbess of Wylton by the 
service of 25 quarters of salt yearly, and that the manor is in the king's 
hands solely by reason of the forfeiture of John Mautravers le fitz, and it 



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Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 15. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 19. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 22. 
The Toner. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

appears by the aforesaid deed, which was exhibited in chancery, that John 
de Bosco granted the rent to Henry in form aforesaid. By C. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. Whereas the king by his letters patent has pardoned the prior 
and convent of Buttele the trespass committed by them in acquiring to 
their house in fee an acre and three roods of land in Bytre and Skyrbek 
from Benedict de Hoxne, and in entering the same after the publication of 
the statute of mortmain without the licence of the late king, and the king 
granted that they should have the land again and hold it to them and their 
successors, and afterwards, at the suggestion of the prior that they acquired 
the land from the said Benedict and not from Clement de Hoo, as is afore- 
said, and that they continued their seisin thereof without change of their 
€state from the time of the acquisition, and that a certain plot of land, 
containing 12 feet and 10 ' rodefalles,' and another plot, containing 
12 feet of the mill hill, in Bytre are, and have always been, parcels of the 
said acre and 3 roods, and that the escheator has taken the said plots 
iato the king's hands under the pretence that the prior had acquired them 
from the aforesaid Clement and not from Benedict without royal licence, 
the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the same ; by 
which inquisition it is found that the prior acquired the land from Benedict 
and not from Clement, and that the aforesaid plots are, and always have 
been, parcels of the said acre and 3 roods, and that the plots are held of the 
earl of Richmond in socage by the service of 2d. yearly for all service, and 
that they are worth Qd. yearly such as in herbage : the king therefore 
orders the escheator not to intermeddle further with the said land, and to 
restore the issues thereof. 

To William de Cotes and Stephen de Delham, keepers of the houses and 
benefices of alien men of religion of the power of the king of France in co. 
Kent. Order to deliver to Master Andrew de Ferentino, parson of the 
church of Stalham, and to Bartholomew de Stanhou of London, ' mercer,' 
their corn and other goods in the church of Lyde, in that county, which the 
abbot and convent of St. Mary de Gloria, of the order of Flora, in the 
diocese of Anagni, hold to their own uses, and which Andrew and Bartholo- 
mew hold at ferm by the demise of Master Robert de Patrica, proctor of the 
abbot and convent in this behalf, the keepers having taken the same into 
the king's hands amongst other goods and chattels of the men of religion of 
the power of the king of France, as the king learns upon trustworthy 
testimony that the abbot and convent are of the parts adjoining the city of 
Rome and are not of the power, confederation, or affinity of the king of 
France. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Nicholas 
Larcher of Dover, to whom the king, 13 April, in the 7th year of the reign, 
granted the custody of the castle of Sandwich and the bailiwick of the town 
of Sandwich as of the value of 100 marks yearly, to be held by him until he 
should be satisfied for 412/. due to him from the king, to wit 200Z. for the 
passage of the king and of queen Isabella, and of the earls, barons, knights 
and others crossing to France in the company of the king and queen in May, 
in the 6th year of the reign, and 212Z. for the ships and boats hired by 
Nicholas for the passage of the king and queen, their men and horses, and 
others returning from France in July, in the 7th year, and for the ships and 
boats hired by hinn for the passage of the king, his men and horses going to 
France in December, in the 7th year, of the issues of the bailiwick aforesaid 
from 13 July, in the 8th year of the reign, when the king granted the 
bailiwick aforesaid to Peter Barde for life. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Alan de Kernyek, deceased. 



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1324. 

Nov. 26. 

Cheshunt. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 23. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 6. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, and 
Middlesex, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to John de Legh, 
son and heir of John de Legh, tenant by knight service of the purparty of 
Margaret, wife of Hugh Daudele, the younger, which purparty is in the 
king's hands, his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator 
and the king has taken his fealty. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
The abbot of Westminster has shown by his petition before the king and 
his council that whereas the king's progenitors granted to the abbots of 
Westminster a tenth of the ferm of the town of Droitwich {de Wi/chio), 
CO. Worcester, for which tenth the present abbot and his predecessors have 
received from time out of mind 8/. yearly at the exchequer, as well when the 
manor was in the hands of the king's progenitors as when it was in the 
hands of others, as the abbot asserts that he can prove by the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, until the late king granted the manor in dower 
to Margaret, late queen of England, which queen paid the tenth fully for 
all the time that she held the manor, and the abbot has received nothing of 
the tenth from the time of her death, to wit in the eleventh year of the 
king's reign, because the present king granted the manor to queen Isabella, 
who refused to pay the tenth for the time that she held the manor, and 
because the king lately granted the manor to Edmund, earl of Kent, and to 
the heirs of his. body, as of the yearly value of 891. 5s. Od. yearly, who 
likewise refused to pay the tenth to the abbot, asserting that he was not 
bound to pay it ; wherefore the abbot has besought the king to pay him the 
arrears of the said tenth and to order the same to be paid to him henceforth : 
the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains to take 
advisement of the estate that queen Isabella had and that the earl now has 
in the manor, and, if they find that the queen and the earl ought to be 
charged with the tenth, they are to cause them to be charged with the same 
for their times, and if they find that the king ought to be charged therewith 
for the time of the queen and now, they are then to pay to the abbot the 
arrears of the said 8/. for the time that the king ought to pay that sum, and 
to cause the same to be paid to the abbot henceforth, as has been usual 
heretofore, or the treasurer and barons are to cause allowance to be made 
for the arrears in the debts due from the abbot to the exchequer. 

By K. on the information of W. de Ayremynne. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release William de Melton from 
prison in Neugate, upon his finding mainpernors to have him before the 
king in fifteen days from St. Hilary to do and receive what the king's court 
shall consider, the sheriflEs having certified that William was arrested and 
imprisoned by virtue of the king's letters patent directed to the sheriffs 
and other ministers to arrest and imprison all who should presume to make 
provocations, appeals, citations, or other hindrances whatsoever in prejudice 
of the crown or of the king's presentation of Master Hugh de Hakford to 
the church of Great Lynford, because it was said that William made such 
hindrances, as William has prayed the king to provide for his release as he 
is prepared to stand to right concerning the premises. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Salop, and Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to 
deliver to WilHam son of William Maunsel the issues of the manor of Over 
Lepeyate, co. Gloucester, received by the escheator from the time of the 
death of William's father, the king having, on 5 August last, taken the 
fealty of WilKam for the manor, which his father held for life of the gift of 
Alexander de Duntesburn by fine levied between them io the king's court, 
whereby the manor remained to William tl\c son and to the heirs of his 
body, which manor is held of the king in chief by knight service by reason 



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132^!. Membrane 25 — cont. 

of the lands that belonged to the earl of Hereford being in his bands, the 
king having ordered the escheator to deliver the manor to William the son, 
from whose complaint the king learns that the escheator has deferred 
delivering the issues thereof to him. 



Membrane 24. 

Oct. 26. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Huntingdon, 

The Tower. Cambridge, Essex, and Hertford. Order to pay to the prior of Colne the 
arrears of lOi. of yearly rent from 30 acres of land, pasture, and alder-holt 
in Fordham, which are parcels of that manor, ivom the time of his ap- 
pointment as escheator, and to pay the prior that sum henceforth, as the 
king ordered Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, to pay 
the above sum yearly for so long as the lands should be in the king's hands, 
together with the arrears of the same from the time of the escheator's 
appointment, because it was found by an inquisition taken by Richard de 
Rcdeneye, late escheator this side Trent, that the prior and his predecessors 
received the said sum at the time of the death of John de Argentein, tenant 
in chief, and for more than a hundred years previously from the said land, 
parcel of the aforesaid manor, which is in the king's hands by reason of the 
minority of the heir of the said John, and the prior says that he has not 
received the rent from the time when Master John was amoved from office. 

Nov. 10. To Thomas de Warthecopp, keeper of the rebels' lands in cos. Cumber- 

Westminster, land and Westmoreland. Order to deliver to Robert de Wulsley certain 
lands in Sandford and Keldesik, in the said counties, which are of the 
dower of Alice his wife, and the issues thereof from the time when they 
were taken into the king's hands, the king having, at the suggestion of 
Robert that the lands had been taken into the king's hands because it was 
imputed to him that he was the bailifp of Roger de Clifford, a late rebel, at 
Skipton-in-Cravene, ordered Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to 
hold pleas before the king, to hear and discuss the reasons of Robert in the 
premises, and to cause justice to be done to him, and it is found by an 
inquisition taken by the sheriff of Cumberland and returned before the said 
justices that Andrew de Harcla took the lands in Keldesik, co. Cumberland, 
into the king's hands, charging Robert with having borne arms against the 
king at Burghbrugg, and that Robert did not bear arms against the king in 
any place, but was bailiff of the said Roger at Skipton, and it is likewise 
found by inquisition taken by the sheriff of Westmoreland and returned . 
before the justices that Andrew, when he was keeper of the marches of 
Scotland, took the lands in Sandford, in that county, into the king's hands, 
charging Robert with having borne arms against the king at Burghbrugg, 
as is aforesaid, and that Robert did not bear arms against the king at that 
place or elsewhere at any time, and it is found by an inquisition taken by 
the sheriff of York and returned before the justices that Robert was never 
at Burghbrigg or elsewhere in co. York of the adherence of the said Roger, 
bearing arms or otherwise aiding against the king ; wherefore it seemed to 
the justices tliat the aforesaid tenements and the issues thereof ought to be 
delivered to Robert, as appears by the record and process before the said 
justices in the Bench, which the king has caused to come before him in 
chancery. 

To William de Tatham, receiver of the issues of forfeited lands in 
cos. Cumberland and Westmoreland. Order to deliver to the aforesaid 
Robert all the issues of the above lands since they were taken into the 
king's hands. 



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Nov. 16. To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, supersede the king's order to assign dower to Margery, late the wife of John 
de Sancto Johanna of Lageham, tenant in chief, as it appears hy inquisi- 
tion taken by the. escheator and by the inspection of parts of certain fines 
exhibited in chancery that John held no lands of the king in chief or of 
others at his death by reason whereof Margery ought to be dowered by the 
king. 

Nov. 22. To the bailiff of Tyndale. Order to cause a coroner for the parts of 

The Tower. Tyndale to be elected, as the king understands that the coroner is dead. 

By K. and it was agreed by C. 

Nov. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release William 

The Tower, de Rud, lately one of the collectors of the new custom in the city of London, 
from Flete prison, to which he was adjudged because he was in arrears to 
them upon his account of the issues of the custom, there to remain until he 
should satisfy the king for such arrears, as the king wills that he shall 
follow him and shall intend the office of the household that he previously 
intended. They are to certify the king of the sum due from William for 
the arrears. By K. 

Nov. 20. To the sherilf of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to^ 
The Tower, be elected in place of .John de Vilers, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he is in.sufficiently qualified. 

By testimony of the earl of Winchester. 

Nov. 22. To John de Weston, escheator in cos. SuiTey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, 

The Tower, and in the city of London. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Chigwell, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
she held no lands in chief at her death by reason whereof the custody of her 
lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Nov. 26. To J. bishop of Winchester. As the king wills that in his letters made 
Huntingdon, to the bishop and others, granting them power to treat with the king of 
France in his name, concerning the contents of the same, the clause ac 
quodlibet etiam genus liciti sacramenti in animam nostram prestandi 
shall be wholly amoved, he has caused new letters patent to be made with- 
out this clause, which letters he sends by the bearer, and he orders the 
bishop and the other envoys to send the previous letters to the chancery 
without delay to be cancelled, using the letters now sent to them. By p.g. 

Nov. 22. To Robert de Hungerford, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Wilts. 

The Tower. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Henry Tyeis, a messuage, 
3 carucates of land, 3^ acres of meadow, and 104s. ?>\d. of yearly rent in 
Burbach Savage, and the issues thereof, as it appears by part of a fine levied 
before William de Bereford and his fellows, justices of the Bench, in the 
9th year of the king's reign, between Henry and Margaret, demandants, 
and PhiUp Sturmy and Sarah his wife, deforciants, concerning the said 
tenements, that Henry acknowledged them to be the right of Sarah, and 
that Philip and Sarah, in consideration of that acknowledgment, granted 
and rendered them to Henry and Margaret, to have to them and the heirs 
of Henry, and it was afterwards found by an inquisition taken by John de 
Foxle, William de Harden, and Robert de Hungerford in the presence of 
the said Robert that Margaret continued her seisin together with Henry by 
virtue of the fine aforesaid without change of her estate until the tenements 
were taken into the king's hands with other tenements of Henry's upon his 
forfeiture, and that they are in the king's hands solely by reason of Henry's 
forfeiture, and that they are held of John de Goldyngham by the service of 
a gillyflower yearly, and that they are worth in all issues 54*. yearly, and 



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Membrane 24 — cont. 
the king has frequently ordered the said keeper to deliver the tenements to 
Margaret, and the keeper has returned that he has not done so because 
John de Tycheburn, late sheriff of that county, delivered the tenements to 
him as the tenements of Nicholas de Percy, a late enemy of the king, now 
deceased, to whom the said Henry had demised them, to be held whilst 
Nicholas served him. The reversion of the tenements to the king after 
Margaret's death is saved. By 0. 

To "William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 
sex, and in the city of London. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage and 5 acres of land in Stoke, and to restore the issues thereof to 
Roger de Rypon and Juliana his wife, as the escheator has certified the 
king that he did not take any tenements in Stoke into the king's hands, but 
that it is contained amongst the parcels delivered to him by Master John 
Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, that there are certain tenements 
in Stoke in the king's hands by reason of the alienation thereof made by 
John de la Puyle, who held them in chief, to the aforesaid Roger and 
Juliana, which tenements are demised for 6^. yearly, and it is found by aa 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger and Juliana held the messuage 
and land of John at his death as of Juliana's inheritance by the service of 
3s. yearly, a cock and a hen or 4<i., and suit of court from three weeks to 
three weeks for all services, and not by the alienation of the said John, and 
that they have held the messuage and land as of Juliana's inheritance for 
ten years by the services aforesaid, and that Thomas de Wodebrugge, 
Juliana's father, held them for sixty years of John and his ancestors by the 
services aforesaid, and that the messuage is worth 20d. yearly and the land 
20rf. yearly beyond reprises. By C. 



Membrane 23. 

Nov. 21. To the steward and marshals of the king's household. Ofder to deliver 
The Tower. Henry Philipp, who is imprisoned in the prison of the marshalsea of the 
king's household for the death of John Billok, in bail to twelve men of co. 
Kent who shall mainpern to have him before the justices at the first assize 
in those parts, to stand to right if any will speak against him, as the king 
learns by the record of the steward and marshals that Henry slew John in 
self-defence and not by felony or of malice aforethought. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Cheshnnt. be elected in place of John de Legat, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 24. To Henry de Cobham, keeper of certain rebels' lands in co. Kent. 

Puckeridge. Order to deliver to Emma de Tappenesse a messuage, 80 acres of land, 
(PoAencA.) 5^ acres of meadow, 100 acres of wood, 6*. Sd. of rent, and a rent of a 
cock, three hens, and 40 eggs in Leghe, as, at the petition of Emma, 
suggesting that the late Thomas Colepeper had unjustly disseised her of 
certain tenements in Leghe, which had been taken into the king's hands 
amongst other lands of the said Thomas by his forfeiture, the king assigned 
Edmund de Passele and Robert de Stanegrave to make inquisition concern- 
ing the same, whereby it is found that Thomas disseised Emma of the afore- 
said tenements, and that he continued his seisin by such disseisin until his 
death, and that Emma never made any acquittance of the tenements to him 
after the disseisin, and that they were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the forfeiture aforesaid, and the king, wishing to be certified in what 
manner Emma had freehold in the tenements, etc., appointed Thomas de 
Faveresham and William de Ponte Eoberti to make inquisition concerning 
the same, and it is found by such inquisition that one Benedict de Tappenesse, 

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242 OALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



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Emma's father, was seised of the tenements aforesaid in his desmene as of 
fee, and died seised thereof, and that Emma, as his daughter and heiress, 
entered them after his death, and that she continued her seisin thereof until 
Thomas disseised her, and the Icing afterwards, wishing to be certified 
whether Emma made any estate thereof to Thomas by deed after or before 
the disseisin, ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to search the charters, 
deeds, and other muniments of Thomas, if there were any in the treasury, 
and to send to him a transcript of any charters, deeds, or muniments that 
they should find touching the matter, and ordered the aforesaid Henry 
to search in like manner the charters, deeds, and other muniments of 
Thomas in his custody, and the treasurer and chamberlains and Henry 
have returned that they have made such search and that they have found no 
deeds touching the said matter. By p.s. 

Nov. 24. To the official of the court of Canterbury and to his commissary. 

Puckeridge. Thomas de Heselwod, parson of the church of Great Linford, has shewn 
the king that whereas he was lately presented to the said church, then void 
and of the patronage of Edmund le Botiller of Ireland, now deceased, by 
Nicholas de Marreys, then attorney of the said Edmund and having special 
power from Edmund to present to all churches of the latter's patronage in 
England, and he was instituted canonically to the same by the diocesan, and 
held the same for some time peacefully and quietly, and that Master Hugh 
de Hatford, scheming to defraud Thomas of the said church, suggested to 
the king that the church was void and that it pertained to the king's pre- 
senta,tion by reason of the wardship of the land and heir of Edmund being 
in the king^s hands, and obtained the king's letters of presentation to the 
same directed to the bishop of Lincoln, and subsequently prosecuted a writ 
pleadable before the justices of the Bench against Nicholas so far in the 
king's name that Nicholas said before the justices that he claimed nothing 
in the advowson of the church aforesaid, wherefore it was considered by the 
justices that the king should recover his presentation to the church notwith- 
standing Nicholas's reclamation, and the aforesaid bishop was thereupon 
ordered to admit a suitable person to the church at the king's presentation, and 
appeal was afterwards made to the court of Canterbury on Hugh's behalf 
because the bishop refused to admit Hugh to the church by virtue of the 
judgment aforesaid at the king's presentation, the said Thomas not having 
been canonically amoved, but Hugh, desiring to amove Thomas from posses- 
sion of the said church, procured certain letters patent of the king's directed 
to his sheriffs and ministers to aiTest all those who presumed to impugn by 
appeals or other processes the king's royal rights and the judgments rendered 
in his court, by colour of which letters Thomas and certain of his adherents 
were committed to prison, so that he could not defend himself in the cause 
of the appeal aforesaid and could not find proctors or advocates who durst 
defend him in the said cause for fear of such arrest and imprisonment, 
wherefore Thomas was amoved from the possession of the said church by 
sentence of the court aforesaid as being undefended, and Hugh was 
admitted thereto by virtue of the king's recovery aforesaid and of the king's 
writ directed to the ofiicial, from which sentence Thomas appealed to the 
audience of the ofiicial, but he dare not prosecute his right for fear of the 
said judgment rendered for the king and of the king's letters aforesaid, and 
he cannot find any who will assist him in such prosecution, wherefore he has 
prayed the king to provide him with a remedy : as it appears by the record 
and process of the said plea, which the king has caused to come before him 
in chancery, that the aforesaid Nicholas, in pleading against the king in the 
action, said nothing of the right of the aforesaid Edmund, but only said that 
he himself claimed nothing in the advowson, and it likewise a^jpears by 
the evidences exhibited in chancery by Thomas that Nicholas presented 



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1^24. Membrane 23 — coni. 

Thomas to the church not in his own right but in the right of Edmund as 
his attorney, having special power to do so from Edmund, the king orders 
the official to cause speedy justice to be done to Thomas for the restitution 
of the same, if he was amoved therefrom for no inability of person but by 
pretext of the aforesaid recovery by the king and of the king's presentation 
of Hugh, or because he did not defend himself in the said cause for fear of 
the king's letters aforesaid, the king's presentation, recovery, or writs 
notwithstanding. By 0. 

To Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, Order 
to restore the issues of the manor of Okenhill^ co. Suffolk, received by him 
from the time of the death of Richard de Aunlundevill, as the king lately 
ordered John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, not to intermeddle further with the said 
manor, and to restore the issues thereof, because it was found by inquisition 
taken by Master John that Richard and Elizabeth his wife were enfeoffed 
jointly of the manor by fine levied in the king's court, to them and the 
heirs of Richard, and that the manor is held of the king in chief as 
of the honour of Eye by the service of a knight's fee, and by the service of 
20rf. to the ward of the castle of the honour at the end of every 32 weeks, 
and by the service of doing suit at each court of the honour, and that 
Elizabeth continued her seisin of the manor jointly with Richard until his 
death, and it appears by inspection of part of the aforesaid fine exhibited in 
chancery that the fine was levied at Westminster in fifteen days from Holy 
Trinity, in the 5th year of the king's reign, before William de Bereford and 
his fellows, justices of the Bench, at which time the honour was not in the 
king's hands. 

Nov. 24. To Robert de Swalueclyve. Order to pay to the prior of Holy Trinity, 
The Tower. London, a yearly rent of 22*. for so long as he shall have the custody of 
the tenements of John de Bourne, and the arrears of the same from the 
time when he received the custody, the king having lately ordered Edmund 
de riete, keeper of certain lands in the city of London in the king's hands, 
to pay the arrears of the said rent to the prior from the time when the 
tenements aforesaid came to the king's hands upon John's forfeiture, and 
to pay him the same yearly thereafter, as the prior had shewn the king that 
the tenements were held of the prior by the said John de Bourn by the service 
of that sum yearly as of his church aforesaid, and the prior and his predeces- 
sors have been seised of the rent by the hands of the said John and of other 
tenants from time out of mind, and the said Edmund has signified to the king 
that it is found by inquisition that the tenements are held of the prior by the 
— service aforesaid as of the right of his church, and that the prior and his 
predecessors were seised of the rent aforesaid from time out of mind until 
the tenements came to the king's hands by the forfeiture of the said John, 
and that he could not pay the rent to the prior because he had previously 
delivered the tenements, together with other lands in the king's hands in 
his custody, to the aforesaid Robert by the king's order. 

Dec. 8. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator in cos. Yoik, Northumberland, 

Nottingham. Cumberland, and Westmoreland. Order to assign dower to Agnes, late the 
wife of Adam de Waunervill, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to 
marry without the king's licence. 

Dec. L5. To William de Aune, constable of Tykhill castle. Order not to distrain 

Nottingham. Robert Maulovel for his homage for the manor of Rampton, co. Notlingham, 

which he holds in chief by knight service as of the honour of the said castle, 

as he has done homage to the king. By p.s. [7029.] 

Q 2 



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The like to John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Nottingham, Derby, 
Warwick, Leicester, and Lancaster. By p.s. 



Membrane 22. 

Nov. 24. To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Cheshunt. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Mary, late the wife 
of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief in England, Wales, 
and in the marches of Wales, the following of the earl's lands, which the 
king has assigned to her in dower : the manor of Foxle, co. Norfolk, of the 
yearly value of 34Z. As. 0\d; the manor of Saxthorp, in the same county, of 
the yearly value of 16/. 6*. 2d. ; the manor of Bergh, in the same county, of 
the yearly value of 22/. lis. 6c?.; the manor of Eylby, in the same county, 
of the yearly value of 16Z. 18*. \0\d. ; the manor of Goderiston, in the same 
county, of the yearly value of 33/. 9s. 2frf. ; the manor of Hocham, in the 
same county, of the yearly value of 17/. lis. 2|</. ; the manor of Kerbrok, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 11/. 15s. 8Jc?. ; the manor of 
Ixenyng, co. Suffolk, of the yearly value of 36/. 10s. Id. ; the manor of 
Pyriton, co. Hertford, of the yearly value of 15/. 8s. 2\d. ; the manor 
of Brakstede, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 17/. 7s. Id. ; the manor of 
Fordham, in the said county, of the yearly value of 16/. 8s. Od. ; the manor 
of Bydeswell, in the same county, of the yearly value of 9/. 5s. 5|</. ; the 
manor of Hassyngbrok, in the same county, of the yearly value of 7/. 7s. Q\d; 
the manor of Wallebury, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
10/. 14s. 6d. The king has also assigned to her the manor of Melton, co. 
Kent, of the yearly value of 14/. 15s. 9c/. ; the manor of Ludesdon, in the 
same county, of the yearly value of 17/. 3s. 6d. ; the manor of Hertleye, in 
the same county, of the yearly value of Ids. ; the manor of Wykham, in 
the same county, of the yearly value of 67s, Zd. ; the manor of Swyndon, 
CO. Wilts, of the yearly value of 20/. 2s. \\d. ; two parts of the manor of 
Shrivenham, co. Berks, of the yearly value of 33/. 7s. 5</. ; the manor of 
Donynton, with a rent of 4/. in Hertwelle, co. Buckingham, of the yearly 
value of 54/. 5s. 7|f/. ; the town of Dounham with its soke, co. Nottingham, 
of the yearly value of 70/. 19s. 9d.; the manor of St. Florence in Wales, 
of the yearly value of 33/. 14s. Od. ; the manor of Felton with certain lands 
in Thrastreston, co. Northumberland, of the yearly value of 29/. 2s. \\\d. ; 
9/. 18s. Q\d. of land and rent in Pounteland, in the same county ; 40/. of 
land and rent in the manor of Castel Martyn in Wales ; and 10/. of rent in 
Beverle, Scoureburgh, Besewyk, Fosceton, Nafferton, Louthorp, Alburn, 
Fyvele, Tweng, Sixindale, Killum, and Brunneby, co. York. 

Memorandum, that this assignment of dower was made by the court in 
the chancery by the king's order because John de Hastingges, kinsman and 
co-heir of Aymer, and David de Strabolgi, earl of Athole, who married 
Joan, kinswoman and co-heiress of Aymer, appeared in chancery in person, 
and Elizabeth Comyn, kinswoman and co-heiress of Aymer, appeared in 
chancery by her attorney, and they could not agree concerning the assign- 
ment of the dower aforesaid, and they willed and consented that the assign- 
ment should be made in chancery. 

Nov. 24. To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, 

Cheshunt. Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to deliver 

to the aforesaid Mary the said manor of St. Florence and 40/. of land and 

rent in the manor of Castle Martyn in Wales, which the king has assigned 

to her in dower. 

To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator in cos. York, Westmoreland, North- 
umberland, and Cumberland, Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary the 



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1324. Membrane 22 — cont. 

said manor of Feltou with certain lands inThrastreston, co. Northumberland ; 
9Z. 18s. Q\d. of land and rent in the manor of Pounteland, in the same 
county; and 10/. of rent in Beverle, Scoureburgh, Besewyk, Fosceton, 
Nafferton, Louthorp, Alburn, Fyvele, Twenge, Sixindale, Killum, and 
Brunneby, co. York, which the king assigned to her in dower. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, 
and in the city of London. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary the said 
manors of Melton, Ludesdon, Hertleye, and Wykham, co. Kent, which the 
king has assigned to her in dower. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary 
the said manor of Swyndon, co. Wilts ; two parts of the manor of Shriven- 
ham, CO. Berks; and the manor of Donyton with a rent of 4/. in Hertwell, 
CO. Buckingham, which the king has assigned to her in dower. 

To John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 
ham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary the 
town of Dounham, and its soke, co. Nottingham. 

To Walter de la PuUe, escheator in Ireland. Order to assign dower to 
the aforesaid Mary of the lands, knights' fees, and advowsons of churches of 
the aforesaid Aymer in his bailiwick, as she has taken oath before the king 
not to marry without his licence. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Beaumund, whom the king has amoved from 
oflSce because he is insufficiently qualified. 

To the mayor, bailiffs, and men of the town of Nottingham. Order 
not to take customs hereafter by virtue of the king's letters patent of 
12 January, in the 15th year of his reign, granting them for three years 
from that date certain customs upon things for sale coming to that town in 
aid of enclosing the town, as the king learns that although they have levied 
and received many sums of money by virtue of his said commission, they 
have expended only a small portion thereof about the enclosure aforesaid, 
wherefore the king has now granted by his letters patent to Alice la 
Palmere and Hugh de Stapelford that they may take certain customs upon 
things for sale coming to that town until the end of three years, in aid of 
the repair of the bridge of Hethebeth and the bridge of the new causeway 
(brette) near the bridge of Hethebeth. By K. 

Dec. 16. To Richard de Moseleye, keeper of the manor of Wakefeld. Order to 
Nottingham, pay to the prior of Norton the arrears of a yearly rent of 30s. from the town 
of Soureby, which is an appurtenance of the said manor, from the time 
when the town came to the king's hands, and to pay him the same hence- 
forth for so long as he shall have the custody of the manor and town, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Donecastre and the said 
Richard that William, sometime earl Warenn, granted the said rent to the 
prior and convent by charter in frankalmoin, in order to maintain a pittance 
for the soul of Alice, his niece, who is buried in the priory, and that the 
prior and convent and their predecessors have always been seised of the 
rent aforesaid until the town came to the king's hands with other lands that 
belonged to Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, by his forfeiture, and that the 
prior and convent have made no estate or remission of the rent to any one, 
and it appears by the charter of the said William exhibited in chancery 
that the grant was made to the prior and convent in form aforesaid. 

Nov. 10. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Ebulo Lestraunge and Alice, 
Nottingham, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, now his wife. 



Nov. 24. 
Cheshvmt. 



Dec. 10. 

Nottingham. 

Dec. 17. 

Nottingham. 



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the arrears of 201. yearly for a third part of the county of Lincoln for the 
time of the sheriffs office, and to pay them the same hereafter, in accordance 
with the king's order of 20 September, in the 16th year of his reign, to pay 
the same to Alesia, the sherifE having done nothing concerning the payment 
thereof. 

Dec. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Nottingham, to be made to Simon le Chaumljerleyn, sheriff of Lincoln, for 40/., which he 
has paid to the aforesaid Ebulo and Alesia for the aforesaid 20/. yearly by 
virtue of the king's orders of the 16th and 17th years of his reign. 



Membrane 21. 

Nov. 20. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, 

Wesminster. Order not to intermeddle further with a salt- plot (aream salts) with saltpit 
(salina) in Donyngton and with an acre of land in Bycre, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as, at the suit of the prior of Buttele, suggesting that a 
predecessor of his acquired the salt-plot and saltpit from Thomas son of 
Lambert son of Estrilda de Bycre and the acre from Eanulph son of Geoffrey 
in fee long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, and that the 
prior and his predecessors have continued their seisin thereof from the time 
of the acquisition aforesaid without change of their estate, and that the 
escheator took them into the king's hands under the pretence that the prior had 
acquired the salt-plot from Roger Peper and not from the said Thomas and 
the land from Ranulph son of Beatrice and not from the said Rannlph son of 
Geoffrey after the publication of the statute aforesaid without the king's 
licence, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the 
same, and it is found by the inquisition that a prior of Buttele, whose name 
is unknown, acquired the said plot and saltpit in fee to him and his house 
from the aforesaid Thomas 40 years before the publication of the statute, and 
- not from Roger Peper, and acquired the said acre from the said Ranulph 
son of Geoffrey six years before the publication of the statute, and not from 
the said Ranulph son of Beatrice, and that the tenements are held of the earl 
of Richmond in socage by the service of 2c?. yearly for all service, and that 
the salt-plot and saltpan are worth 2s. yearly and that the said acre is worth 
2s. yearly. 

Dec. 6. To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos, Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Nottinghain. Derby, and Lancaster. Order to deliver to William son of William de 
Clifton the issues of certain lands in Clifton and Westby, co. Lancaster, 
which his father held for life of the gift of Eustace de Godesbeche by fine 
levied between them in the king's court, to have to the said William the 
father and to Alina, his first wife, for their lives, with remainder to William 
the son and the heirs of his body, which lands the king, on 20 January last, 
ordered the escheator to deliver to William the son, who now makes plaint 
that the escheator defers delivering to him the issues aforesaid. 

Dec. 13. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Nottingham. Galtres, co. York, to be elected in place of Stephen Sampson, whom the 
king has amoved from office because he is insufficiently qualified. 

By the testimony of H. le Scrop. 

Dec. 17. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause nine springalds, five of 

Nottingham, which shall throw quarels of the length of three-quarters of a yard (ulne) 
with the iron, and four shall throw quarels of the length of five-eighths of 
a yard with the iron, and 1,000 quarels, half of them of the length of three- 
quarters of a yard with the iron, and half of them of the length of five- 
eighths of a yard, to be made withip his bailiwick, and to cause them to be 



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1324. Membrane 21 — cont. 

carried to the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull by the feast of the Purification 
next, there to be delivered by indenture to Richard de la Pole and hia 
fellow, collectors of the custom in that port, as the king has ordained that a 
certain number of springaids and other engines shall be made newly within 
the realm and sent to certain places, for the defence of the realm. By K. 

The Eke to the sheriff of York for nine springaids, four of which shall 
throw, as above, and five shall throw, as above, and for 1,000 quarels, to be 
sent to the aforesaid port. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln for six springaids, three of which shall 
throw, as above, and the other three shall throw, as above, and for 1,000 
quarels, to be sent to the aforesaid port. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Like order to cause six springaids, three of 
them throwing quarels of the length of three-quai-ters of a yard with the iron, 
and the other three throwing quarels of the length of five-eighths of a yard 
■with the iron, and 500 quarels, half of them of the length of three-quarters of 
a yard, and half of the length of five eighths of a yard, to be made in his baili- 
wick, and to cause them to be carried to London by the aforesaid feast, 
iJiere to be delivered by indenture to the constable of the Tower. By K. 

To John de Weston, constable of the Tower. Order to receive the 
aforesaid springaids and quarels, and to cause them to be kept safely until 
further orders. 

To the sheriffs of London, Order to cause twenty springaids, ten of 
them throwing quarels of the length of three-quarters of a yard with the iron, 
and the other ten throwing quarels of the length of five-eighths of a yard 
with the iron, and 2,500 quarels, half of them of the length of three-quarters 
of a yard with iron, and half of them of the length of five-eighths of a yard 
with the iron, to be made within their bailiwick by the aforesaid feast. By K. 

Dec. 18. To Richard de la Pole and his fellow, collectors of the custom in the 

K-ottiagliam, port of Kyngeston-on-HuU. Order to receive from the sheriff of York nine 
•springaids and 1,000 quarels, from the sheriff of Lincoln six springaids and 
1,000 quarels, from the sheriff of Nottingham nine springaids and 1,000 
quarels, from Richard de Moseleye, keeper of Conyngesburgh castle, four 
springaids and 300 quarels, and from Thomas Deyvill, keeper of the castle 
and honour of Pontefract, six springaids and 700 quarels, which the king 
has ordered them to cause to be made and carried to the aforesaid port by 
the Purification, and to keep the said springaids and quarels safely until 
further orders. By K. 

To W. bishop of Exeter, the treasurer. Whereas it was lately ordained 
by the king's council that sixty spi'ingalds and 7,000 quarels should be 
made and sent to certain places before the Purification, and hereupon 
Richard de Musele, keeper of the castle of Coningesburgh, was ordered by 
writ of the exchequer to cause forty springaids and 5,000 quarels to be 
made, and another minister of the king's in another place was ordered to 
cause twenty springaids and 2,000 quarels to be made before the said feast ; 
as, however, it seems to the king and his council that so many springaids 
and quarels cannot be made conveniently in two places in so short a time, 
the king has caused the making of the same to be divided amongst other his 
ministers in divers places, and he has appointed them to cause the said 
springaids and quarels to be made, to wit the sheriffs of London twenty 
springaids and 2,500 quarels, the sheriff of Nottingham nine springaids and 
1,000 quarels, the sheriff of York nine springaids and 1,000 quarels, the 
sheriff of Lincoln six springaids and 1,000 quarels, the sheriff of Warwick 
six springaids and 500 quarels, Thomas de Eyvile, keeper of Pontefract 



248 



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1324. Membrane 21 — cont. 

eastle and of other forfeited lands in co. York, six spriagalds and 700 
quarels, and the said Richard de Musele, keeper of Conyngesburgh castle 
and of other forfeited lands in co. York, four springalds and 300 quarels, half 
of which springalds are to throw a quarel of the length of three-quarters of a 
yard with the iron, and half of them are to throw a quarel of the length of five- 
eighths of a yard, and the king has ordered the sheriffs of Nottingham, 
York, and Lincoln, and the keepers of the said castles to cause the 
springalds and quarels aforesaid to be carried to the port of Kyngeston-on- 
HuU, there to be delivered to Eichard de la Pole and his fellow collectors 
of the custom there, and has ordered the sheriff of Warwick to cause the 
springalds and quarels aforesaid to be taken to London and delivered to the 
constable of the Tower ; the king orders the treasurer to cause the 
aforesaid springalds and quarels to be sought for at the said places on the 
approach of the Purification, and to receive them, and to cause ordinance to bo 
made concerning them for the defence of the realm with as much speed as 
possible, so that damage shall not arise througli delay. By K. 

Dec. 28. To Henry Lescrop, justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Nottingham, supplies his place in the forest of Shirewode. Order to cause Henry 
Faucomberge, sheriff of Nottingham, whom the king has ordered to cause 
' nine springalds to be made for the expedition of his affairs in the duchy of 

Aquitaine, to have as many oaks and other trees fit for timber as shall be 
deemed necessary between the justice or him who supplies his place and the 
sheriff, by the choice of the carpenters whom the sheriff will bring with 
him- 

Dec. 30. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause Thomas Lercedekne, whom 

Nottingham, the king is sending with others of his subjects to the duchy of Aquitaine in 
his service, to have a good ship sufficiently furnished with mariners and 
other necessaries at the king's expence for the passage of the said Thomas 
and of the others aforesaid, and to cause him to have another ship at his 
own expence, if he need it, for the carriage of his servants, victuals, and 
other necessaries, receiving security from the owners of the ships to cause 
the ships to be brought back to Portesmuth before the third Sunday of 
Lent, to set out thereafter in the king's service as they shall then be 
enjoined. By K. 



Membrane 20. 

Dec. 20. To John de Lek, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands in 

Nottingham, co. Derby. Order to pay to John Parchas a rent of 10 marks yearly from 
the mills of Duifeld, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de 
Annesleye and Eichard de Wylughby, the younger, that Thomas, late earl 
of Lancaster, granted by deed to the said John Purchas, for his good 
service to the earl, 10 marks of yearly rent from the mills aforesaid by the 
hands of the reeves there for John's life, and that John was seised of the 
said rent from 22 July, in the 2nd year of the king's reign, until the mills 
were taken into the king's hands with the earl's other lands upon his 
forfeiture, and that the mills are of the honour of Tuttebury, which was held 
of the king in chief and is in his hands by the forfeiture aforesaid, and that 
on Saturday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist last there were in 
arrear to the said John 25 marks of the rent for five terms for 2J years, and 
that the mills are worth 10^. beyond the said rent, and that John did not 
release his right in the rent to the earl during his life and did not change 
his estate therein in any wise, and John has made fine with the king for his 
trespass in acquiring the rent from the earl without the king's licence, and 



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1324. 



Dec. 28. 

I^ottingham. 



Dec. 26. 

Nottingham. 



Dec. 23. 

KottiDgham. 

Dec. 30. 

STottingham. 



Dec. 29. 

Hottingham. 



Dec. 28. 

I^ottingham. 



Dec. 30. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 
has remitted to the king the arrears thereof from the time when the mills 
were taken into the king's hands. By C. and by a fine of 20*. — Derby. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to restore to John 
de Fenles his lands, goods, and chattels within this realm, which were taken 
into the king's hands because he is of the power of the king of France, to- 
gether with the issues thereof, and to discharge John de Say, Reginald de 
Wendovere, and William Benet, whom John de Fenles appointed to have 
the custody of his lands, goods, and chattels, of the issues, goods, and 
ch.attels aforesaid, the king having, on 16 November last, ordered them to 
deliver the lands, goods, and chattels to the said John, Reginald, and William 
upon their finding security to answer to the king for the issues of the lands 
aforesaid from the time when they were taken into the king's hands, and 
for the goods and chattels aforesaid. 

To Robert de Bures, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Norfolk. 
Order to deliver to Thomas Lovel his lands and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's hands because he was a, rebel, as the king, on 11 July, in 
the 16th year of his reign, pardoned the said Thomas the suit of his 
peace and what pertained to him for adhering to his enemies, and restored 
his lands : provided that if the lands have been demised at ferm by the 
king's orders, Thomas shall satisfy the fermors for their expenses about the 
lands. By K. 

John son of William de Herdewyk, imprisoned at Leicester for the 
death of Roger de Louthe of Loughteburgh, has letters to the sheriff of 
Leicester to bail him until the first assize. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
his county [court] that a fair shall be held at the king's manor of Kirketon- 
in-Lyndeseye on the eve and day of St. John ante Portam Latinam and for 
six days following, and another fair on the eve and day of St. Andrew the 
Apostle and for six days following yearly, and that a market shall be held 
at the king's manor of Spitel ' in the Strete ' on Friday in every week, and 
that a fair shall be held there on the eve and day of St. Edward the King 
and for six days following. By K. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, 
Nottingham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the lands of Robert de Barlaye, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert held no lands 
of the king in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Robert de 
Wessington, upon her doing fealty, which the king has granted the escheator 
power to receive, a moiety of the manor of Kernesford, co. Lancaster, with 
the issues thereof from the time of Robert's death, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert held no lands in chief at his 
death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain, to the 
king, but that he and Joan were enfeoffed jointly by Walter de Stirkland 
of a moiety of the manor aforesaid, to have to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, and that the moiety is held of the king as of the earldom of Lancaster 
by the service of a twenty-fourth of a knight's fee and by the service of 
2\d. for ward of the castle of Lancaster. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order not to molest William de Ousancia, 
treasurer of Edward, earl of Chester, the king's son, who was not born of 
the power of the king of France, by reason of the king's order to cause to 
come before the treasurer and others of his council at Westminster all deans. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1324. 



Dec. 30. 

Nottingham. 



1325. 

Jan. 8. 
Tutbuiy. 



Jan. 16. 

Bavensdale. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 
archdeacons, prebendaries, rectors of churches, vicars, and others beneficed in 
the city and diocese of York who are of the power of the king of France, 
there to find security that they will behave themselves faithfully in the realm 
and to do what is contained in the king's order, and to release any 
sequestration that he may have made in the benefices of the said William 
for this reason, as the king has taken William and his lands, rents, etc., into 
his protection. By K. 

To John de Bolingbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nott- 
ingham, Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with 
11 bovates of land in Paynesthorp and Seleston, and to restore the issues 
thereof, which land he has taken into the king's hands because he believed 
that it was held of the king as of the honour of Peverel, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that the land, which John de Seleston 
and Isolda his wife lately acquired from the abbot of La Dale for their lives, 
is held of the heir of Hugh son of Ralph in frankalmoin and not in chief as 
of the said honour. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to supersede until Easter next the 
demand upon Robert de Insula for scutage for the armies of Scotland of 
the 28th, 31st, and 34 th years of the late king's reign, as he asserts that he 
was then under age and that the lands of his inheritance were in the king's 
wardship by reason of his minority, and the rolls of the late king's chancery 
are not at present in chancery. T'he sheriff is to take from him security to 
answer to the exchequer for the scutage aforesaid if it be found by inspection 
of the said rolls or otherwise that he ought to be charged therewith. 

To John de BlomvUI, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of John de Tothale, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held no lands in chief 
at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of 
Great Kerbrok, co. Norfolk, Mendelesham, co. Suffolk, Hamerton, co. 
Huntingdon, Beleham William, Gestyngthorp, Gosfeld, and Ovyton, co. 
Essex, and to restore the issues thereof to Matilda, late the wife of John 
Botetourt, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John and Matilda were enfeoffed jointly of the said manors by Hugh Pirpount 
by fines levied between them in the king's court, to have to the said John and 
Matilda for their lives under a certain form contained in the fines, and that 
Matilda continued her seisin thereof jointly with John until the time of the 
latter's death, and that the manors are not held of the king but of others by 
divers services. 

To the same. Order to restore to the aforesaid Matilda the manor of 
Beleham Otes, 100 acres of land, 4 a<;res of meadow, and 4«. of rent in 
Beleham St. Bthelbert, co. Essex, together with the issues thereof, upon 
her taking fealty, which the king has granted the escheator power to receive, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the aforesaid 
John Botetourt and the said Matilda were enfeoffed jointly of the aforesaid 
manor and land by Hugh Pirpount by fine levied between him and 
them, to have to John and Matilda for their lives under a certain form 
contained in the fine, and that Matilda continued her seisin thereof jointly 
with her husband until his death, and that the manor, etc., are held of the 
king as of the honour of Boulogne by knight service. 



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1325. 



Jan. 11. 
Derby. 



Jan. 16. 
Bavensdale. 



Membrane 20 — C07it. 
To Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Dylewyk, a third and a ninth of the manor of Wotton, a moiety of 
the manor of Ronhale, a third of the manor of Kerdyngton, and certain 
tenements in Bromham, co. Bedford, and to restore the issues thereof to the 
aforesaid Matilda, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the aforesaid John de Botetourt held the premises of the inheritance of 
the said Matilda, and that they are held in chief by the service of a third of 
the barony of Bedford. 

To the sherifE of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of WiUiam de Cicestre, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he learns, by the testimony of William de Cleydon and 
William de Cusancia and other trustworthy men, that the said William is 
insufiSciently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Hugh 
le Despenser, the younger, — to whom the king, on 22 August, in the 14th 
year of his reign, committed the custody of the castle and town of Porcestre, 
■with the forest and other appurtenances, during pleasure, to have in the 
same way as others previously had the custody thereof, — of the issues or ferm 
of the said castle and forest from 17 July last, when the king committed 
the custody thereof to Thomas de Saunford during pleasure. 



Membrane 19. 

Jan. 23. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Langley. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands of William de Buworth, and to restore the issues thereof, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that he held no lands in 
chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king. 

Jan. 11, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to permit 
Derby. Ralph le Botiller, Hugh de Codyngton, John de Levinton, Hugh de 
Kemseye, Thomas le Kyng, and William le Cartere to be aggrieved at the 
suit of the king or of others by reason of the goods of the rebels that they 
took and occupied whilst in the king's company in the pursuit of the rebels, 
as the king has ordained that those who were in his company in pursuit of 
the rebels shall not be aggrieved by reason of the goods of the rebels and 
their adherents taken and occupied by them from 17 October, in the 15th 
year of his reign, until 5 April following. By K. 

The like to Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before 
the king, in favour of the aforesaid. 

Jan. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the priory 

Langley. of Castellacre to be restored to the prior, together with the issues thereof, 
the prior having given the king to understand that the keepers of priories 
and other lands of aliens in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk have taken the priory 
into the king's hands by virtue of the king's order to take priories and other 
lands of aliens of the power of the king of France into the king's hands, as 
the late king, on 26 January, in the 34th year of his reign, ordered the 
treasurer and barons of his exchequer to restore the priory to the prior and 
convent, the priory having been taken into his hands by virtue of his orders 
to take into his hands the houses and manors of religious aliens of the power 
of the king of France, because he learned by the testimony of John de 
Warenna, then earl of Surrey, and other trustworthy men that the prior 
and convent were Englishmen and not -aliens of the power of the king of 



252 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1325. 



Jan. 24. 

Langley. 



Jan. 26. 

Langley. 

Jan. 27. 
Langley. 



Eeb. 1. 

Langley. 



Jan. 26. 
Langley. 



Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 

Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 
France or of his adherents, and that they did not pay any tax or pension to 
any of the said power, and were not bound by obedience, affinity, or other- 
wise to any one of the power aforesaid, except that the abbot of Cluny used 
to visit the priory when he came to England, and that the prior and convent 
in such visitations received their profession from the abbot. 

To Eichard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage and a virgate of land in Burnham, co. Buckingham, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Simon de Poghale and Isabella his wife held the same jointly 
on the day of Simon's death, to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that 
the messuage and virgate are held of the king as of the manor of Chippen- 
ham, in his hands, by the service of 6d. and of a pair of gloves or \d., and 
that Simon and Isabella held on the said day divers lands of other lords in 
form aforesaid by various services. 

Soger atte Brome of Stevenache, imprisoned in Neugate for the death of 
Adam Gal, has letters to the sheriff of Middlesex to bail him. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Peter de Evercy, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Peter held no lands in chief at his death by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To Edmund de Passele, John de Ifeld, and William de Cotes. Order to 
supersede the execution of the king's commission to make inquisition con- 
cerning the making of a trench between Apuldre and Romenhale, for so long 
as the barons of the port of Romenhale and other ports are engaged about 
the king's service by reason of the war in Gascony, or until further orders, 
as the matter touches the said barons. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
Master Richard de Clare of the issues received from the abbey of Romeseye, 
as the king, on 5 July, in the 8th year of his reign, granted to the prioress 
and nuns of the said abbey, in consideration of a fine of 40 marks, the 
custody of the abbey, which was then void, and of the temporalities of the 
same, with all things pertaining to the abbey, and granted that they should 
ordain and dispose of the temporalities and goods during the voidance, and 
ordered the said Richard, then keeper of the abbey, not to intermeddle 
further with the custody of the abbey or of the temporalities or goods of the 
same, and to restore the issues thereof to the prioress and nuns. 

To the constable of Marleberge castle. Order to cause the houses within 
the castle to be repaired. By K. on the information of William de Colby. 

To the bailiffs of Gloucester. Order to take and imprison until further 
orders John Warde of Coleceslre, John Galod, and John son of Roger de 
Colecestre. By K. 

To the bailiffs and community of Great Yarmouth. Order to permit the 
men, merchants, and fishermen of Holland, Zeeland, and Friesland to come 
to the town and port with their goods and merchandise, and to trade with 
the same, and to return home without hindrance, for so long as it shall please 
the king, notwithstanding the king's order not to permit any man to go to 
parts beyond sea without his licence. By K. 

The like to the mayor, bailiffs, and community of Lenne. 

To Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, justice of the Forest this side 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Gillyngham. Order 



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Feb. 6. 

WeEtminster. 



Feb. 9. 
Westminster. 



1325. Membrane 19 — cont. 

to deliver to John Hayward the custody of the forest of Gillyngham, co. 
Dorset, and the issues thereof since the custody was taken into the king's 
hands with other lands, etc., of queen Isabella, as the said queen granted the 
custody to John for life, to hold in the same way as he held it in the time of 
Margaret, late queen of England, her aunt. 

To the bailiifs of Great Yarmouth. Order to release Katherine la Sote of 
Holand from prison, ao that she may return home, she having been arrested 
in that town upon suspicion. 

To "William de Tatham, keeper of the rebels' lands in the parts of Blake- 
burnshire and Eachedale, co. Lancaster. Order not to exact from the abbot 
of Whallay any puture by reason of the abbot's grange of Merlond or by 
reason of any other lands pertaining thereto when the keeper goes to those 
parts to hold the king's courts, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
John de Lancastria and Gilbert de Singleton in William's presence that the 
stewards of those parts when the tenements were in the hands of Thomas, 
late earl of Lancaster, or in the time of Henry de Lascy, late earl of 
Lincoln, lords of those parts, had no such puture when they went to those 
parts to hold the lords' courts, and ought not of right to have had any such 
puture, except at the request of the abbot and his predecessors out of 
courtesy. 

Feb. 8. To Thomas de Bynedon, mayor of Southampton. Order to deliver by 

Westminster, indenture to the master of the ship in which the king's envoys shall go to 

Spain the boat newly made for the said ship. The king has ordered the 

collectors of the custom in that port to pay to him the costs of making the 

boat. 

To the collectors aforesaid. Order to pay to the said Thomas by indenture 
the cost of making the said boat. 

Feb. 8. To Thomas Deyvill, receiver of the castle of Pontefract. Order to pay to 

Westminster, the prior of Helagh Park 10 marks yearly from the time when the mill of 
Knottyngleye was taken into the king's hands, and to pay him that sum 
yearly henceforth, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the said Thomas 
and Adam de Hoperton that Peter de Brus granted by charter, which the 
king confirmed, to the prior of Helagh Park, the predecessor of the present 
prior, the said sum yearly, and that the prior and his predecessors were 
seised thereof from the time of the grant until Michaelmas, in the 15th year 
of the king's reign, when Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, last paid the rent 
to the prior, and that the prior and his predecessors were seised of the 
aforesaid rent by the hands of the said earl all the time when he was lord 
of the mill and also all the time of Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, and 
Edmund de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, father of Henry, lords of the mill, and in 
the times of aU other lords of the mill. 

Feb. 13. To Eobert Miles, receiver of the issues of queen Isabella's lands, in the 

Westminster, king's hands. Order to pay to Lupus Urtyz, servant of Mary, lady of 

Byskay, the king's kinswoman, lOOZ. from the said issues, out of the 300/. 

due to him from the queen for divers goods found in a ship wrecked on the 

sea coast at Lisard, co. Cornwall, and taken for her use. By K. 



Membrane 18. 



To Alfonsus, king of Castille {Catelle), etc. Arnald Guillelmi de Berne, 
lord of Lescun,and Master Peter de Galician[o],the king's treasurer of the 
Agenois, who were sent by the king to Alfoasua to treat of a marriage 



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between Alfonsus and Eleanor, the king's eldest daughter, have informed 
the king upon their return with what good will Alfonsus desires that his 
royal house shall be joined to the king's by a bond of love by way of 
relationship, and afterwards Andrew Petri and Peter Johannis, ambassadors 
of Alfonsus with his letters of credence, have confirmed the information 
aforesaid, and have propounded the purpose of Alfonsus' further desire that 
a similar bond shall be contracted between Edward, the king's eldest son, 
and the Infanta Eleanor, sister of Alfonsus. The king rejoices greatly 
that providence has illuminated abundantly the boldness of Alfonsus' youth 
by gifts of virtues and natural and gracious good qualities, as widely diffused 
fame has made Icnown and as is now spread to the ends of the world. Upon 
the king's asking the ambassadors if they Iiad any power to treat further 
upon the manner and form and other conditions with which such contracts 
may be completed, they answered that tliey had no further power ; the 
king therefore, reflecting that in such an arduous and solemn affair consent 
ought necessarily to be required with fulness of power to effect the matter 
before spoken of, and considering the virtue conferred upon Alfonsus 
by grace freely given, and to the confederations {consideracio7i.es) or 
alliances made by the ancestors of Alfonsus to his j)rogenitors, which the 
king finds by inspection of the letters of the progenitors of Alfonsus in 
the king's archives, especially of those of Alfonsus, great-grandfather of 
Alfonsus, sealed in the manner of a bull with purest gold, which he has 
caused to be shewn to the aforesaid envoys of Alfonsus, and a copy whereof 
he caused to be "delivered for Alfonsus, and turning his consideration to 

the treating [Incomplete.^ 

Vacated because otherwise on the dorse. 

Jan. 28. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. "Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Langley. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 

Petronilla, late the wife of Thomas Barr . . ., tenant in chief, upon her 

taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

Jan. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Langley. to be made to Bankynus Brounlesk, merchant of Florence, in the 100/. 
wherein he made fine with the king for a trespass in taking wool out of the 
realm contrary to the charter of the Staple, for 251., being the remainder 
of 35/. 4*. dd. lent by him to the king in the 1 1th and 12th years of the 
king's reign, for the expedition of the Scotch war, by the hands of the 
collectors of the loan from alien merchants in the ports of Boston, Ipswich, 
and Southampton, upon the wools taken out of those port by him and by 
Manett Brun . . ., his common merchant, Banquinus having prayed the 
king to cause the above sum to be allowed to him, as it is found by certifi- 
cate of the treasurer and barons that the collectors aforesaid answered to 
the exchequer in their accounts for the loan aforesaid, and Bankynus has 
remitted 10/. 4s. 6d. of the said loan. 

Jan. 28. To the bailiffs of Lynn. Order to permit Jacob Waterbalgh and Seyer 

Langley. de Outkerk, merchants of Flanders, who have brought divers merchandise 
and victuals into the realm, or their attorney or attorneys to load 150 barrels 
of ale in that port and take the same thence to Flanders or Zeeland, upon 
their finding security not to take the same elsewhere, although the king 
lately ordered the bailiffs not to permit any man to go to parts beyond sea 
without special licence from him, and although he lately ordered them to 
permit merchants of the realm to go to Flanders, Brabant, Spain, and Almain 
and to permit merchants of the duchy [of Aquitaine] to go to the countries 
aforesaid and to the duchy with their geodsaud merchandise, and to permit 
those who wished to come thence into the realm to pass and come in the 
same port without hindrance, provided the said merchants paid the due 



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customs and did not take victuals except what was necessary for their 
maintenance out of the realm to Flanders, Brabant, Spain, and Almain. 

By C. 
The like to the bailiffs of Ipswich to permit Jacob and Seyer to load and 
take away 50 barrels of ale. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

Westminster. 1 June, in the 6th year of his reign, in consideration of a fine of 100 marks 
made with him by the prior and convent of St. Mary's York, granted to the 
prior and convent the custody of the abbey, then void by the death of John 
de Gillyng, late abbot of the same, to have with aU things pertaining to the 
abbey and with all things that ought to pertain to the king if he had re- 
tained the custody in his hands from the time of John's death until the end 
of two months following, so that no escheator or other bailiff or minister of 
the king's should interfere with the custody or with anything pertaining 
thereto during that time, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons of 
churches, wards and marriages happening during the time of voidance, with 
provision that if the voidance endured longer than two mouths, the prior and 
convent should have the custody during the voidance and should pay to the 
king 50 marks for every month of voidance beyond the aforesaid two 
months, and should pay him in proportion if the voidance lasted less than a 
month beyond the said two months ; which voidance lasted longer than two 
months ; and the king, on 2 September, in the 7th year of his reign, took 
the fealty of Brother Adam de Nesse, elected and confirmed to the abbacy, 
and restored to him the temporalities of the abbey : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to receive the aforesaid 100 marks from the 
abbot for the first two months and what pertains to the king of the aforesaid 
50 marks for the time when the abbey was void over the said two months, 
and to cause him to be acquitted of the aforesaid 50 marks from the afore- 
said 2 September. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Holedych, co. 
Devon, and to restore the issues received therefrom since the death of 
Henry de Brok to Elizabeth his wife, as the king learns by inquisition 
' taken by the escheator that Henry and Elizabeth, jointly enfeoffed, held the 
manor on the day of Henry's death by fine levied in the king's court, and 
that the manor is held of John de Mohun by knight service and by the 
service of a pair of gilt spurs or Gd. yearly. 

Feb. 8. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Westminster. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 
to permit Thomas de Bamvill, scholar of Oxford, and John Burnel, his 
servant, who were born in the power of the king of France, to pass the sea 
in that port with two horses, books, and other things of the said Thomas, 
notwithstanding the king's order not to permit any one to pass the sea in 
that port without his special licence. By K. 

Feb. 1 1. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to supersede the demand from 

Westminster, the castle and barony of Werk, in the king's hands, for cornage and for fines 

of courts for the king's use and for ward of the castle of Newcastle-on-Tyne, 

for so long as the castle and barony of Werk shall remain in the king's 

hands. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to restore to Nicholas le Engleys, clerk, 

Westminster, his lands, goods, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon 

his being indicted before Robert de Stokhaye and Henry Bokerel, justices 

to deliver Exeter gaol, for receiving Walter le Engleys and Sampson le 

Engleys, who were hanged for divers larcenies, as he has purged his 



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Feb. 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 
innocence before W. bishop of Exeter, to whom he was delivered by the 
Justices according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to make 
account with John, bishop of Winchester, or his attorney in this behalf, for 
his expenses in prosecuting the king's affairs in the Roman court when he 
was archdeacon of Lincoln, and for the expenses of himself and his house- 
hold, and to allow him 10*. a day for the expenses of himself and his 
household from 22 July, in the 16th year of the king's reign, when the king 
sent him from the city of York to the said court, until 12 July following, 
when he was confirmed bishop of Winchester in the same court, together 
with his expenses about the aforesaid matters, and to cause to be done 
further what ought to be done for the final issue of such account. By K. 

To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to cause dower to be assigned to 
Emma, late the wife of James de la Hide of Great Waltham, tenant by 
knight service of the lands that belonged to Humphrey de Bohun, late earl 
of Hereford, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 



Membrane 17. 

Feb. 8. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to release the ship of Nicholas 

Westminster. Chaniiour of Cork in Ireland, a man and tenant of Robert de W . . ., 
and the mariners of the same, they having arrested them, as Robert has 
given the king to understand, by virtue of the king's order to provide ships 
in that port to set out in his service to the duchy [of Aquitaine], as Robert 
has mainperned in chancery that Nicholas will cause his .ship to come with 
the fleet of ships from Ireland to the duchy aforesaid to stay in the king's 
service during the king's pleasure. By K. 

Feb. 12. To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler. Order to' deliver to the 

Westminster, abbot and convent of St. Edward's Netley {Letele) a tun of wine of the 
right prise at Southampton, in accordance with the grant to them by 
Henry III. of a tun yearly. 

Feb. 13. To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Almaric de Credonio his lands in Ireland, which he has 

taken into the king's hands because Almaric is of the power of the king of 

France. By K. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

[Westminster.] Bartholomew de Wyghton of the lands that belonged to Drogo de Mello, 
tenant in chief in England, which are in the king's hands by reason of the 
minority of Margaret, daughter and heiress of Drogo, and of the ferm for 
the same, as contained in the king's letters patent granting the custody of 
the same to Bartholomew for a certain time, which grant was made after 
the lands had been taken into the king's hands because Almaric de Credonio, 
to whom the king had granted the same during the minority of Margaret, 
was of the power of the king of France, amongst other lands and goods of 
aliens of the power of the king of France, as the king afterwards restored 
the aforesaid lands to Almaric with the issues of the same since they were 
taken into his hands, and he then ordered Bartholomew to restore them to 
Almaric. By K^_ 

Feb. 1 2. To Bartholomew de Wyghton. Order to restore the aforesaid lands to 

Weetminster. Almaric or to his attorney in this behalf, together with the issues thereof. 



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Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a veiderer for Salcey 
forest to be elected in place of Nicholas Trymenel, who is incapacitated by 
illness and infirmity. 

By the testimony of Richard Damory, steward of the king's household. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer to be elected in place of Philip 

de Lowe, whom the king has amoved from office because he is incapacitated 

by blindness. By testimony of the pforesaid Eichard. 

To William de Eammeshill, constable of Marleberg castle. Order to 
have the body of Michael de Essex, imprisoned in that castle, before the 
king in fifteen days from Easter next, with the cause of his arrest and im- 
prisonment, so that the king may cause to be done what sliall seem good by 
his council. By K. on the information of Geoffrey le Scrop. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, 
Salop, and Stafford. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of 
the inheritance of Alice, late the wife of William la Zousche, late countess 
of Warwick, which W'Uiara ought to hold by the courtesy of England, and 
to restore the issues thereof to William, who has prayed the king for remedy 
because the escheator has taken the said lands into the king's hands by 
virtue of the king's order to take into his hands the lands that she held in 
dower or otherwise for life, although William ought to hold by the courtesy 
of England, by reason of the issue begotten between her and him, all the 
lands of her inheritance. 
The like to the following : 

John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. 
Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. 

To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with three messuages, six ferlings 
of land, and 21 acres of marsh in K[ynges]teyngton, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king, at the suit of Robert le Pyl suggesting that Robert de 
Clere and his ancestors had always held the premises from time out of mind 
of Nicholas Burdoun and his ancestors, and not of the king or of his pro- 
genitors, and that the escheator had taken the piemises into the king's 
hands because the said Kobert de Clere lately enfeoffed the said Robert le 
Pyl thereof, under the pretext that they were held immediately of the king 
and not of the aforesaid Nicholas, ordered the escheator to make inquisition 
concerning the same, and it is found by the said inquisition that the afore- 
said Robert [de Clere] and his ancestors have always hitherto held the 
premises of Nicholas and his ancestors, by the service of 12af. yearly and 
doing two suits at the court of Nicholas and his ancestors at the manor of 
Kyngesteynton, and not of the king or of his progenitors, and that the 
tenements are worth 20*. yearly in all issues. 

To Henry de Cobbeham, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Kent. 
Order to deliver to John Gerard his lands, goods, and chattels, which were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of his indictment before Geoffrey de 
Say and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in the aforesaid county, 
for aiding and counselling Bartholomew de Burghessh and others who held 
the castle of Ledes against the king, and for being of the confederation of 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, and for burglary (burgaria) of the king's 
houses of the manor of Graveshende, and for divers goods there carried 
away, and for robbery of certain goods of Simon Benjaniyn and other of the 
king's men coming from Ledes, which indictment the king caused to come 
before him, when John was acquitted of the premises, and when it was 



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found that John did not withdraw himself for this reason, as is found by the 
record and process of the matter, which the king caused to come before him 
in chancery, and John has prayed the king to cause his lands, goods, and 
chattels to be restored to him. 

The like to William de Cotes and Henry de Sliarden, keepers of certain 
forfeited lands in the aforesaid county. 
Feb. 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to receive from William de Felton 

'Ihe Tower. 1,000 marks of the king's money, which the king is sending to the sheriflf by 
him, and to cause them to be kept safely, so that the sheriff have them at 
the exchequer at his proffer at Easter next. The sheriff is ordered to pay 
to William de Kirkeby, king's clerk, whom the king is sending to that 
county for the expedition of certain affairs touching him, all the said money 
or as much of it as William shall require for the expedition of the said 
affairs. By K. 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow Master 

The Tower. John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, in his account at the 
exchequer for 80/., which the king ordered him to pay to Joan de Mere- 
worth of the king's gift, and to cause Joan to be acquitted of that sum, as 
the king learns from her complaint that that sum is exacted from her by 
summons of the exchequer, and that she is distrained to pay the same as if 
she had received it as imprest. By K. 

Feb. 22. To Walter de Beauchamp, supplying the place of marshal of the king's 

The Tower, household. Order to deliver Philip de H inibury, clerk, imprisoned in the 
Marshalsea for certain causes, to Henry de Percy, who has mainperned to 
have him before the king on the morro\7 o" £;. John the Baptist to answer 
to the king, so that he may answer in the meantime for Henry's account of 
the time when the latter had the constabi. ary of Scardeburgh castle and 
' the custody of the town of Scardeburgh. By K. 

Feb. 13. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Richard de Hodele- 

Westminster. ston 100 marks of the king's gift, for his good service to the king, and 
because he has granted that he will go to the duchy of Aquitaine in the 
king's service ; notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the contrary con- 
cerning such payments. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Bertrand de Galard 100/. of the king's 
gift, for his good service to the king and his progenitors in the duchy of 
Aquitaine, and in recompence for the damages inflicted upon him by the 
men of the king of France, who lately invaded the duchy aforesaid and the 
land of the said Bertrand ; notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the 
contrary concerning such payments. By K. 

Feb. 6. To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Westminster. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Holedich, 
CO. Devon, and to restore the issues thereof to Elizabeth, late the wife of 
Henry de Brok, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Henry and Elizabeth, jointly enfeoffed, held the manor on the day of 
Henry's death by fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor is held 
of John de Mohun by knight service, and by the service of a pair of gilt 
spurs or Qd. yearly. 

March 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
The Tower. Neapolio, cardinal deacon of St. Adrian's, of all sums of money exacted from 
him for tenths or other quotas imposed upon the clergy by the pope or his 
predecessors from his benefices in England, as the king has, at the request 
of the pope, pardoned the cardinals beneficed in this realm all sums exacted 
from them for tenths or other quotas. By K. 

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March 1. To John de Bolyngbrok, esoheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Notting- 

Westmiuster. ham, Derby, and Laoeaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
land.s of William de Slene, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William held no lands iu 
chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king. 

Membrane 16. 

Feb. 20. To Alan de Cubbeldyk, late keeper of forfeited lands in co. Lincoln. 

The Tower. Order not to intermeddle further with levying a rent of 10/. from the manor 
of Herpeswell, and to restore anything that he may have levied of the said 
rent, as, at the suit of John Waldeschef, suggesting by petition before the king 
and his council that he held the manor of the grant of William Tuchet quit 
of all rent, and that the said Alan had distrained him to pay a rent of lOA 
yearly therefor, pretending that the manor was charged with that rent to 
the said William, a late rebel, on the day when his lands were forfeited to 
the king, the king appointed Walter de Friskeneye, Peter de Ludyngton, 
and Dominic de Bukton to enquire concerning the premises, and it appears 
by their inquisition taken in the presence of Alan that the manor was not 
charged with the said rent on the day when William forfeited his lands, and 
was not charged with any money, and that William had nothing in the 
manor on the said day, and the king thereupon ordered the said Alan to be 
in chancery in the octaves of St. Hilary last to inform the king fully con- 
cerning the premises, or to signify what cause or evidence he had in this 
behalf, and he has signified that he distrained John for the rent aforesaid 
because he understood from the information of certain men that the manor 
was charged with the rent aforesaid on the day when William forfeited to 
the king, and that he has no other cause or evidence for charging the manor 
with the rent, although he frequently caused inquisition to be taken con- 
cerning the premises. 

To Henry de Cobeham, keeper of the forfeited lands in co. Kent. Order 
to pay to the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, 27«. 2^(1. and 14.s. \\d. 
yearlj' for so long as a messuage, 90 acres of land, 5 acres of wood, and 2 acres 
of meadow in Estfarlegh and Lose remain in his custody, and to pay him 
the arrears of the same from the time when the tenements were taken into 
the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Ifeld 
and Stephen atte Dane that Walter Colpeper held the tenements of the 
prior in ' gavelkende ' by the service of 27«. 2^d. and the rent of 1 1^ plough, 
shares, IG hens and 80 eggs yearly, which are worth yearly 14*. \^d., and 
by divers customary works, worth 1.5*. Q\d. yearly, and that the prior and 
his predecessors were seised of the said rents all Walter's time, and in the 
time of William Oelvestre and Helewisia de Lynlegh, and other tenants, 
from time out of mind, and that the tenements are in the king's handw by 
Walter's forfeiture. 

Feb. 18. To Roger de Whatton, keeper of the rebels' lands in co. Northampton, 

The Tower. Order to restore to John de Benteleye a rent of bs. in Wodeford near Thrap. 

ston, upon his finding security to answer to the king therefor, as the keeper 

has returned that Humptrey de Bassyngbourn, late sheriff of that county, 

caused the rent to be seised into the king's hands because the said John 

wore the robes of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, a rebel, and not for any 

other cause, and that Humphrey delivered the rent to the said keeper by the 

king's writ of the exchequer, directed to the keeper. 

Feb. 26. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to release Gilbert de Ellesfcld, 

The Tower, imprisoned at Winchester by the king's order, upon his finding mainprise 

that he will prepare himself with horses and arms and that [be will set out] 

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1325. 



Feb. 20. 
Westminster. 



March 3. 
The Tower. 



Yeh. 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 
in the king's service to Gascony with other subjects of the king on Sunrlay 
after Mid- Lent next. . By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to take oath from 
Donald {Dovenaldus) de Mar concerning the expenses incurred by him in 
repairing Newerk castle, which the king lately committed to him, and in 
the wages of men-at-arms and footmen with him in the castle, and to make 
inquisition concerning the same, and to allow him such expenses in hisferm 
for the castle, as he has prayed the king to cause the same to be allowed to 
him in the ferm. 

To Robert Miles, receiver of the issues of the lands lately in the hands of 
Queen Isabella by the king's assignment. Order to pay to the treasurer 
and chamberlains of the exchequer 500 marks, which they paid to the queen 
after Michaelmas last, in part payment of the 1,000 marks that she ought to 
receive yearly by the king's ordinance for the costs and expenses of her 
and her household, except the charges of her inner household in food 
and drink, and 898 marks, which they paid to her for the expenses of her 
household in food and drink after Michaelmas, and 300 marks, which they 
paid to Isabella de Hastynges for the maintenance of Eleanor and Joan, the 
king's daughters, staying in her company, after Michaelmas aforesaid. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To John le Forester, keeper of the chace of Nedwode, in the king's 
hands. Order to desist from hindering the prior of Tuttebury from 
enjoying the liberties mentioned below in the wood of Nedwode, within 
the keeper's bailiwick, and to permit him to have the same, as the prior has 
shown by his petition before the king and his council that whereas he ought 
to have, and his predecessors have always been wont to have from the time 
of the foundation of the priory, as of the right of their church, reasonable 
estover in the wood of Nedwode, to wit three carts going once a day from 
the Exaltation of the Holy Cross uutil the Invention of the Holy Cross, 
and going twice a day from the Invention to the Exaltation to lop 
{branchiand') green oak there and to take as much timber as is necessary 
for building their houses anew and for repairing their old ones, and common 
of pasture for all their beasts at all times of the year, and a tithe of all 
issues of the wood and of the parks thereof, to wit a tenth penny of the 
great wood and underwood sold, a tenth of the venison, pannage, honey, 
herbage, stud, and of other kinds of beasts in the wood and parks, and all 
their swine quit of pannage in the wood in pannage time, the keeper hinders 
his having the same. By pet. of C. 

To John de Leek, keeper of the honour of Tuttebury. Order to permit 
the aforesaid prior to have a tithe of the multure of the mill of Shotwod, 
and 5 marks of yearly rent from the said mill, and all amercements of his 
tenants, freemen and villeins, within the hundred of Apeltre, and to restore 
to him anything that he may have levied thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Hugh de Prestwold. and Henry de Hambury in the 
keeper's presence that the prior and his predecessors have been wont to 
receive a tithe of the multure of the said mill from the time of the found- 
ation of the priory as of the right of their church of Tuttebury, as parsons 
of that church, and that Robert de Ferariis, sometime earl of Derby, granted 
by his charter to God and the church of St. Mary, Tuttebury, and the 
monks there serving God five, marks of yearly rent from the said mill in 
f rankalmoin, and that the prior and his predecessors were seised of the said 
rent for sixty years, and that the mill ia held in the hands of the king as 
parcel of the earldom of Derby, in the king's hands by the forfeiture of 
Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and that the tithe aforesaid is worth 30*. 
and no more, and it appears by the aforesaid inquisition that the prior ought 
to have, and that he and his predecessors have been wont to have fro.m the time 



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of the foundation of that house, as of the right of their church, all amercemen ts 
of their tenants, freemen and villeins, residing within the hundred of Apeltre, 
until the hundred came to the king's hands by the forfeiture of the said earl 
Thomas, and afterwards until the prior was hindered from receiving the 
same by the keeper, and that the hundred is parcel of the aforesaid earhiom, 
and that the amercements are worth 30s. yearly. By pet. of C. 

March 4. To Simon de Grymmesby, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 

The Tower. Cumberland, and Westmoreland. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain tenements in Cameryngton, co. York, and with the manor of Ryhill, 
in the same county, and to restore the issues thereof, saving to the king the 
fealty, if any be due, for the tenements in Cameryngton, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Botheby and Margery 
Lis wijfe held the tenements aforesaid jointly, to them and Robert's heirs, on 
tlie day of Robert's death of the king as of the honour of Albemarle by 
knight service, and by the service of doing suit at the wapentake of Holder- 
nesse from three weeks to three weeks, and rendering 1\d. yearly for 
sheriff's aid, and rendering 6d. yearly for ward of the castle of Skypse, and 
that they acquired the tenements aforesaid in form aforesaid at the time 
when Peter de Gavaston had the honour aforesaid of the king's grant, and 
that they held jointly to them and the heirs of their bodies on the said day 
the manor of Ryhill of John Paynel of Botheby by knight service. 
Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Westminster, demand made in the castle, manor, and honour of Chilham, co. Kent, for the 

debts of Rosa de Dovorr', Alexander de Balliolo, and Isabella his wife, and 

of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, who held ihe castle, manor, and honour 

before 28 November, in the 15th year of the king's reign, when the king 

granted to David de Strabolgi, earl of Athole {Atheles), the castle, manor, 

and honour aforesaid, which formerly belonged to Isabella de Dovorr', 

David's grandmother, and which came to the late king's hands as escheat 

for divers causes. By K 

March 5. To Henry de Faucomberge. Order to send into chancery without delay 

The Tower, (o be cancelled the king's letters patent committing to him the custody of 

the county of York and the castle of York from Easter next during the 

king's pleasure. By K. 

Feb. 7. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 

Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage, a cariicate of land, 20 acres of meadow, and a watermill in 
Lutlemunstre, co. Oxford, which he has taken into the king's hands with 
other lands that belonged to Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, and 
to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the earl held the tenements aforesaid for his life of the grant 
of Walter de Cantilupo, parson of the church of Snytenfeld, and that after 
the earl's death the tenements ought to remain to Thomas West and Eleanor 
his wife and their heirs, and that the tenements are held of Henry Dyne by 
the service of a quarter of a knight's fee. 

Membrane 15. 

Feb. 20. To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, late keeper of the king's wardiobe. 
Westminster. Order to cause Robert de Insula to be acquitted of the 100 marks thnt the 
king caused to be delivered to him in the time of the late disturbance in the 
realm for the expenses of himself and his men-at-arms staying with the king 
in his service in July, August, aud September, in the 15th year of the reign, 
to be expended in the king's service, which sum is now exacted from Robert 
as an imprest of the wardrobe, the king having now granted that sum to him. 

ByK 



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1325. Membrane 15 — conf. 

Feb. 18. Richard le Cartere, imprisoned iu Exeter gaol for the death of Robert le 

Westminster. Parkere, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him until the first assize. 

March 1 . To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nott- 

"VVesiminster. ingham, Derby, and' Lancaster. Order to deliver to Alice, late the wife of 

William de Slene, certain lands in Oschef and Lancaster, co. Lancaster, 

upon her doing fealty therefor, which the king has granted the escheator 

power to receive, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 

that William and Alice held the same jointly on the day of William's death, 

to them and William's heirs, and that the lands in Oschef are held of the 

king as of the honour of Lancaster, which is in the king's hands by the 

forfeiture of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, in socage by fealty and by the 

service of \2d. yearly for all service, and that the lands in Lancaster are 

similarly held of the king in socage by the service of 5s., and that William 

held on the said day certain lands in Lancaster as of Alice's inheritance of 

the king by the service of bs. yearly. 

Feb. 26. To Roger de Horsle, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to permit 

Westminster, the king's men of Shoston and Sunderland, who have suffered great damage 

by the frequent comings of the Scots, to have respite until Michaelmas next 

for all debts due to the exchequer or to the castle aforesaid, except for the 

king's victuals sold there, as the king has granted them respite until 

then for all ferms, wards of castle, cornages, trunoages, ' fenssilver,' 

and various other debts, services, or demands for his time and the times 

of his progenitors. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland in favour of the men of that 

county. By K. and C. 

The like to the same sheriff in favour of the men of Baumburgh. 

By K. and C. 

Feb. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to permit 

\\estmiuster. Richard Ireby to be aggrieved at the suit of the king or others by reason of 

the rebels' goods taken and occupied by him whilst pursuing them in the 

king's company, as the Uijg has granted that those who were in his company 

in pursuit of the rebels shall not be molested or aggrieved by reason of the 

rebels' goods occupied by them from 17 October, iu the 15th year of his 

reign, until 5 April following. 

Jilarch 5. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause engines to be made 

The Tower, for the munition of the castles and towns of the duchy of Aquitaine, and to 

cause timber for the same to be taken in the wood of Tonebrugge, and to 

cause the engines or part of them to be carried to the duchy as quickly as 

possible, there to be delivered to the constable of Bordeaux. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore to William de la Farge 
called ' Monguilliam ' his horse, cloth, and other goods and chattels, which 
they have arrested by virtue of the king's order to arrest men of the power 
of the king of France and their goods, as it appears to the king that William 
is of Berne iu his duchy of Gascony, and not of the lordship or power of 
the king of France. By K. 

Vacated, because they were not sealed. 

Jlarch 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert de 
The Tower. Hulton, who was convicted before John de Stonore and his fellows, late 
justices to enquire concerning goods forfeited to the king in co. Stafford, for 
taking and occupying a silver barrel {barellum), price 5 marks, of the goods of 
the contrariants, to lae acquitted of the said 5 marks, which are exacted from 
him by the estreats of the rolls of the said justices, as the barrel afterwards 
came to the king's hands by the delivery of Edmund le Peschour, king's 
Serjeant. By K. 



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1325. 

Feb. 25. 
The Tower. 



March 5. 
The Tower. 



March 12. 
The Tower. 



March 11. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To John le Porter, keeper of the manor of Dunmawe. Order to cause 
dower of the said manor to be assigned to Thomas de Hyndringhp.m and 
Nicholaa his wife, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Listen 
and Thomas de Reppes that Simon fitz Richard was seised of the manor in 
his demesne as of fee for a long time after he married the aforesaid 
Nicholaa, so that he could dower her thereof, and that he gave the manor to 
Humphrey de Bohun, late earl of Hereford and Essex, by charter on 
Monday after St. Gregory,in the 13th year of the king's reign, and that Simon 
died on 4 March, in the 15th year of the king's reign, and that the aforesaid 
Thomas de Hyndringham or Nicholaa never made quit claim or release of 
the manor to the earl after Simon's death, and that the manor is in the 
king's hands solely by reason of the earl's forfeiture, and that it is held of 
the heirs of the earl of Gloucester as of the honour of Clave by knight 
service and by the service of rendering 40s. yearly to the manor of Berdefeld, 
and that it is worth yearly 30/. 

To Robert de Swalclyve, keeper of the lands that belonged to Eustace de 
Bourn in the city of London, forfeited to the king. Order to deliver to the 
said Eustace his lands, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of 
his adherence to the rebels, the king having released him from prison upon 
mainprise, as he has found security by Roger de Codham of co. Kent, 
Richard de Gravoue of the same county, John de Horton of the same 
county, and John de VVrotham of London, to set out in the king's service in 
the next passage of his subjects to the duchy [of Aquitaine]. By K. 

To Henry de Oobeham, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Kent. Order to 
restore to the said Eustace his lands, as he has found security as above.j 
provided that if the lands have been demised at ferm, Eustace shall satisfy 
the fermers for their expenses about the lands. By K. 

To the seneschal of Gascony for the time being, or to him who supplies 
his place. John Columbi of Bordeaux and Gaucelin de Castellione have 
informed the king by their petition exhibited before him and his council 
that during the present disturbance in Gascon^■, after the taking of the town 
of La Reole (^Regu[la\) by the men of the king of France, Poncius, lord of 
Castillon ( Castellione), and Margaret his mother ruined the men of the 
said John and Gaucelin, the men being under the king's safeguard, in a 
place called 'La Mark,' whereof John and Gaucelin have a moiety, and 
Poncius and Margaret have the other moiety, and caused the men's goods and 
possessions to be burned, violating the king's safeguard, wherefore John 
and Gaucelin have prayed the king that the moiety that Poncius and 
Margaret have in the said place may be taken into the king's hands because 
it is forfeited (incursa) to the king according to the foros and customs of 
those parts, and that justice may be done to John and Gaucelin for their 
damages sustained in this behalf : the king therefore orders the seneschal or 
him who supplies his place to inform himself concerning the premises 
sunimarily in full without action of law, and to cause to be done for the king 
and John and Gaucelin and their men aforesaid without delay what ought 
to be done according to the foros and customs of those parts. 
Vacated, because on the Gascon roll. 

To John le Porter, keeper of certain forfeited lands in co. Essex. Order 
to pay to William de la More and Margery his wife the arrears of a rent of 
4 marks yearly for a tenement in Canewedon called ' Caldhous ' from the time 
when it was taken into the king's hands, and to cause the same to be paid 
to them yearly henceforth for so long as he has the custody of the tenement, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Lyston and James de 
Lambourn in the keeper's presence that Bartholomew de Badelesmere held 



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the tenement aforesaid on the day when he forfeited his lands to the king of 
John Chaunceax, formerly the husband of the said Margery, and of the 
aforesaid Margery by the service of 4 marks yearly, and that the said John 
Chaunceux and Margery and her ancestors were seised thereof by the hands 
of Bartholomew and of other tenants of the tenement until it was taken into 
the king's hands, and that it is held by the service aforesaid, and that 
neither John and Margery nor William and Margery released their right in 
the said rent to Bartholomew or any other or changed their estate 
therein in any wise. 

March 15. To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, late keeper of the king's 
The Tower, wardrobe. Order to cause John de Louthre, receiver of the king's victuals 
at Carlisle, to have allowance for, and to be discharged of, 140 quarters of 
wheat, price 8s. a quarter, 90 quarters of barley, price 6s. 8d. a quarter, 
and 40 quarters of beans and pease, price 6s. 8c?. a quarter, which the said 
John caused to be placed at Holmcoltran in order to be carried further to 
Carlisle, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Anthony de Lucy, 
constable of Carlisle castle, in the presence of Simon de Grymesby, 
escheator in co. Cumberland, and of Henry de Malton, sherifE of that 
county, that the corn aforesaid was taken, burned, and carried away by the 
Scotch rebels at Holmcoltran, against the will of the said John, and not 
through the carelessness or negligence of him or of any other. 

To Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to cause the 
aforesaid John to have allowance for, and to be discharged of, 105 quarters 
and two bushels of wheat, price 8*. a quarter, 10 barrels of wheaten flour, 
price CO*, a barrel, 107^ quarters of oats, price 3s. Ad. a quarter, 5 tuns of 
wine, price 53s. 4rf. a tun, 120 salted fish hy the greater hundred, price 30s. 
a hundred, as the king learns by inquisition, taken as above, that they were 
taken, consumed, and carried away by Andrew de Hartclafrom John's custody 
at Carlisle after Andrew had adhered to the Scotch rebels, and for four quarters 
of wheat, price 6s. a quarter, 12 quarters of oats, price 3s. Ad. a quarter, 
and 3 tuns of wine, price 53s. Ad. a tun, which were taken from John's 
custody at Carlisle and consumed and carried away by Michael de Hartcla 
after he had adhered to the Scotch rebels. 

JIarch 15. To Philip de Hardreshull, keeper of forfeited lands in co. Berks. Order 
'i he Tower, to pay to Richard son of Thomas Danvers the arrears of a rent of 100s. 
yearly for the time that Philip has had the custody of the manor of Newebury, 
and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by William de Harden and Ralph de Hereford in the presence of 
Robert de Hungerford, late keeper of the forfeited lands in the said county, 
that Roger de Mortuo Mary of Wyggemore, on Saturday after the Purifica- 
tion, in the 14th year of the king's reign, granted to the said Richard 100s. 
yearly from his lands, rcnt.s, etc., in Newebury, in that county, by the hands 
of his bailiff of Stratfeld Mortimer, for life or until Richard should be pro- 
moted by him to an ecclesiastical benefice or a prebend of the value of 20/. 
a year at teast, which grant he made by reason of the grant of the manor of 
Wohfeld, in the aforesaid county, which Thomas Danvers, father of Richard, 
made to him, and that the lands, tenements, etc., in Newebury are held of the 
earl of Norfolk by the service of an eighth of a knight's fee, and that Roger 
had power to charge the tenements with such rent on the day of the making 
of the charter, and that Richard received the rent by the hands of the said 
bailiff from the time of the grant until the time when the manor and otlier 
lands of the said Roger were taken into the king's hands, to wit 24 March, 
' in the 15th year of the king's reign, without change of his estate in the 
rent, and that Richard has not yet been promoted by Roger to any ecclesias- 
tical benefice or prebend. By pet. of C. 



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1825. Membrane 15 — eont. 

The like to Eobert de Hungerford, late keeper of the aforesaid lands in 
the said county, to pay the arrears of the rent for the time of his office. 



Membrane 14. 

March 21. To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottinghara, 
Sheen. Derby, and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the following 
tenements, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
that the abbot of Stonleye is lord of the soke of Stonley, which is of the ancient 
demesne of the crown, and that Henry de Warburle, who held a messuage and 
two virgates of land in Stonley, William Persoun, who held a messuage and a 
moiety of a virgate iu the same town, Nicholas the wheelwright (rotarius), 
who held 10 acres in the same town, Richard Dadele, who held 5 acres in 
the same town, John Moys, who held a messuage and 10 acres of land in 
the same town, William de la Sale, who held a messuage and 7^ acres of 
land in the same town, Simon Robert, who held a messuage and a moiety 
of a virgate in the same town, William de Thornale, who held a messuage 
in the same town, Robert de Warr', who held 10 acres of land in the same 
town, William Feysaunt, who held a messuage and a moiety of a virgate in 
the same town, John de Hull, who held 4 acres of land in the same town, 
Richard Godbody, who held an acre in the same town, Thomas Jurdan, who 
held 20d. of rent in the same town, Thomas de Fynham, who held 10 acres 
in the same town, Thomas Hogg, who held 2 acres in the same town, 
Susanna Dalian, who held 2 acres of land in the same town, Margery de 
Balscote, who held 2 acres of land in the same town, Robert Page, who held 
an acre of land in the same town, Thomas the swineherd (porcarius), who 
held a messuage and a moiety of a virgate of land in the same town, Walter de 
Radeweye, who held a cottage and three selions of land in the same town, 
Stephen de Burchynbury, who held two messuages and a virgate of land in 
the same town, Alice Underwod, who held a cottage and a croft in the 
same town, Roger Gopile, who held 10 acres of land in the same town, 
Wilham Payn, who held a cottage and a croft iu the same town, John da 
Edynton, who held an acre of land in the same town, and Richard de 
Alemayne, who held 16rf. of rent in the same town, of the aforesaid abbot 
by certain services as of the soke aforesaid according to the custom of the 
manor of Stonleye, left the aforesaid tenements by reason of inabilitj' and 
other causes, and went away from those parts, and that the abbot, as chief 
lord, took the tenements into his hands as derelict and for the customs and 
services in arrear, to be retained until the tenants or others in their name 
who had right to the tenements should demand the tenements and should be 
willing to hold them by doing the said services to the abbot, and that the 
abbot has not acquired the tenements contrary to the statute of mortmain, 
and that he has not entered them contrary to that statute. It is provided 
that the abbot shall cause the tenements to be delivered to the said tenants, 
or to others in their name who have right to them, without contradiction 
when they come to demand them. 

March 15. To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, SufFoIk, Cambridge, 
The Tower. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Mary, late the wife 
of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, the following of his knights' 
fees, which the king has assigned to her in dower : 1| fees in Heighten and 
Wramblyngham, co. Norfolk, which Roger de Kerdeston and John de 
Heighten hold, of the yearly value of 7Z. 10*. Od. ; 2 fees in Bliford and 
Walsham, in the same county, which John Fastolf and Hamo de Mikelfeld 
hold, of the yearly value of 40/. ; a fee in Hokyngham and Hales, in the 
same county, which the abbot of Langele holds, of the yearly value of 100*.; 



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a moiety of a fee in Great Melton, in the same county, which Hubert 
Hacombe holds, of the yearly value of 60s. ; a moiety of a fee in Apetou, in 
the same county, which Richard de la Rokele holds, of the yearly value of 
50s. ; a quarter of a fee in Sperham, in the same county, which Robert de 
Jernemuth holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a quarter of a fee in Sperham, 
in the same county, which Adam de Sperham holds, of the yearly value of 
30«. ; a quarter of a fee in Saxlingham, iu the same county, which Peter de 
Nerford holds, of the yearly value of 25s. ; an eighth of a fee in Little 
Melton, in the same county, which John Danes holds, of the yearly value 
of 6s. 8c?.; an eighth of a fee in Great Melton, in the same county, which 
Gilbert Baliol holds, of the yearly value of 10s.; a quarter of a fee in 
Warlee and Suthelingham, in the same county, which Roger Kemp and his 
parceners hold, of the yearly value of 10s. ; a fee in Great Kerebrok, in the 
same county, which John Botetourt holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a 
moiety of a fee in Shrepham, in the same county, which John de Cokesale 
holds, of the yearly value of 50s. ; two fees in Banham and Gerbaldesham, 
in the same county, which are held of the manor of Hocham, of the yearly 
value of 10/. ; a third of a fee in Hikeling and Catefeld, in the same 
county, which Walter de Calthorp holds, of the yearly value of 
30s. ; a moiety of a fee iu Bradeker, in the same county, which the 
heirs of Andrew de Ingham hold, of the yearly value of 50s. ; a quarter 
of a fee in Brumstede, in the same county, which William le Parker holds, 
of the yearly value of 30s. ; three parts of a fee in Hikeling and Backefeld, 
in the same county, which Roger de Synges holds, of the yearly value of 4/.; 
three fees in Wetyng', Knapeton, Tofterise, Sherford, Feltewell, Franshara, 
Baconesthorp, Bergham, Geyton, Sperham, Honestrand, Southbradenham, 
Barsham, Lodene, Depeham, and Creyk, in the same county, which Richard 
de Plaiz and his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; six fees in 
Hemynhal, Fulburn, Castun, Rokelund, Rudham, Croxston, Clipston, Kete- 
liston, Fulmereston, Russheworth, Lerling, Neweton, Houton, Hempton, 
Barsham, Waterdene, Brunham, Euston, Estherling, Wykelwode, Morle, 
Depeham, Herling, and Werling, in the same county and divers other counties, 
which Thomas Bardolf and his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 40/. ; two 
fees in Wrentham [and] Cove, co. Suffolk, which Michael de Ponynges holds, 
of the yearly value of 10/.; a fee in Rougham and Fransham, in the same 
county, which John de Cressyngham and his parceners hold, of the yearly 
value of 100s.; two fees in Wrentham and Covehith, in the same county, 
which Simon de Pirpount and his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 10/. ; 
four fees in Attlerugg, Bernham, Skulton, Toftes, Rokeland, Staneford, 
Bukenham, Elyngham, Rawyngham, Bikeriston, Haddeston, and Hechham, 
in the same {sic) county, which Constantine de Mortuo Mary and his tenants 
hold, of the yearly value of 20/. ; two fees in Ryburgh, Snoryng, and Little 
Berdon near Sudbury, in the same county, which Robert de Walkefare and 
his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 10/. ; four fees in Hildeburghworth, 
Cranous, Bradenham, Denever, and Hillington, in the same county, which 
Thomas de Kaylly and his tenants hold, of the yearly value of 20/. ; a fee 
in Feltewell, in the same county, which William de Bello Campo holds, of 
the yearly value of 100s. ; a fee in Wrydelington, in the same county, which 
the heir of Robert de Scales and John de Pabenham hold, of the yearly 
value of lOOs.; a moiety of a fee in Tudenham, in the same county, which 
John de Frivyll holds, of the yearly value of 50s. ; a fee in Tudenham, in 
the same county, which John de Whelnetham holds, of the yearly value of 
4/. ; a moiety of a fee in Buckeshale, in the same county, which John de 
Tendryng holds, of the yearly value of 30s. ; a fee in Halstede, in the same 
county {sic), which John de Botetourt holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; three 
parts of a fee in Arkesden, in the same county, which the abbot of Waledea 



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holds, of the yearly value of 4Z. ; three parts of a fee in Pevenesshe, in the 
same county, which William son of Ralph holds, of the yearly value of 4/. ; 
five fees in Duramawe, Alvithele, Gubstede, Storemere, and Thurrok, 
CO. Essex, which William de Bumstede holds, of the yearly value of 30Z. ; 
a moiety of a fee in Theyden, iu the same county, which the lord of Theyden 
holds, of the yearly value of 60*. ; 4| fees in Tlieydon, Leghes, and 
Lachedene, in the same county, which William de Gernoun holds, of the 
yearly value of 'iOl. ; a fee in Sandon, in the same county, which William de 
Cleydon holds, of the yearly value of 100.?. ; a moiety of a fee in Braghyug, iu 
the same county {sic), which John Peverel holds, of the yearly value of 60s. ; 
a fee in Brockeie, in the same county, which Cicely Talemache holds, of the 
yearly value of 6Z. ; a moiety of a fee in Aspeden, in the same county, which 
Wilham son of Ralph and Robert de Kendale holds, of the yearly value of 
60*.; a moiety of a fee in Runho, in the same county, which Martin le 
Chaumberleyn holds, of the yearly value of 60*. ; a sixth of a fee in 
Fordham, in the same county, which Mabel Cole holds, of the yearly value 
of 20*.; a quarter of a fee in Welewes, co. Hertford, which Adam de 
MaundeviU holds, of the yearly value of 30*. The king has also assigned 
to her a fee in Northmorton, co. Berks, which Miles de Stapelton holds, of 
the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Gaveresfeld, co. Oxford, which John de 
Wonecote holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a fee in Walton, co. Bucking- 
bam, which John de Braynesford holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a fee 
in Bradewell, in the same county, which Philip de Aylesbury holds, of the 
yearly value of 40*. ; a moiety of a fee in Great Lughton, in the same county, 
which Henry Spigurnel holds, of the yearly value of 20*. ; a fee in Falleye, 
iu the same county, which Thomas de SakeviU holds, of the yearly value of 
40*. ; a quarter of a fee in Achecote, in the same county, which Thomas de 
Eglesfeld holds, of the yearly value of 10*. ; a sixth of a fee in Everton, in 
the same county, which the prior of St. Neots holds, of the yearly value of 
6*. %d. ; three fees in Adyngton, co. Kent, which Joan, late the wife of 
Ralph de Lescheqer holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a moiety of a fee in 
Boketon Munchenesy, in the same county, which John de Sholnyng holds, 
of the yearly value of 10/. ; a moiety of a fee in Parrok, in the same county, 
which the bishop of London holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; three parts 
of a fee in Eslinghara, in the same county, which Reginald de Swafham and 
Walter Neel hold, of the yearly value of 10/.; five fees in Stakepol, 
CO. Pembroke, in Wales, which Richard de Sakepol {sic) holds, of the 
yearly value of 100 marks ; a moiety of a fee in Flemyssheton, in the same 
county, which Walter de Castro holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a moiety 
of a fee in Popelon, in the same county, which Stephen Pirot holds, of the 
yearly value of 10 marks; a moiety of a fee in Morisceton, in the same 
county, which Walter de Castro holds, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; a 
moiety of a fee in Mynyerdon, in the same county, which John de Castro 
Martini holds, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; a fee in Coytrath, iu the 
same county, which John Chaumpaygne holds, of the yearly value of 
10 marks. 

To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary 
the said fees in Northmorton, co. Berks, Gaveresfeld, co. Oxford, Walton, 
Bradewell, Great Lughton, Falleye, Achecote, and Everton, co. Buckingham. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, 
Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Mary the said fees in Stakepol, Femyssheton {sic), Popeton, 
Coitrath, Mynyerdon, and Morysceton, co. Pembroke. 

To WUliara de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, 
and in the city of London. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary the said 
fees in Adyngton, Boketon Munchenesy, Parrok, and Eslingham, co. Kent. 



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1325. 

March 15. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Hnntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary 
the following advowsons, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 
advowson of the church of Goderiston, co. Norfolk, of the yearly value of 
40/.; the advowson of the church of Saxthorp, in the same county, of the 
yearly value of 20/. ; the advowson of the church of Bergh, in the same 
county, of the yearly value of 20/. ; the advowson of the church of Foxle, 
in the same county, of the yearly value of 20 marks ; the advowson of the 
church of Baldeswell, in the same county, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the 
advowson of the church of Manyton, in the same county, of the yearly value 
of 1 00*. ; the advowson of the church of Stanford, co. Essex, of the yearly 
value of 24 marks ; the advowson of the church of Eordham, in the same 
county, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of the church of 
Braxstede, in the same county, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of 
the church of Pange, in the same county, of the yearly value of 10 marks ; 
the advowson of the abbey of Waterbeche, co. Cambridge, of the yearly value 
of 20 marks. The king has also assigned to her the advowson of the church 
of Luddesdone, in co. Kent, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of 
the church of St. Andrew Hubert, London, of the yearly value of 20s. ; the 
advowson of the church of St. Florence, co. Pembroke, in Wales, of the 
yearly value of 40 marks. 

To William de Weston, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middle- 
sex, and in the city of London. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Mary the 
said advowsons of the church of Luddesdon, co. Kent, and of the church of 
St. Andrew Hubert, London. 

To John de Hampton, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, 
Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. Order to deliver 
to the aforesaid Mary the said advowson of the church of St. Florence, 
CO. Pembroke, in Wales. 



Membrane 13. 

Feb. 25. To John de Multon of Egremond. Order to pay to Anthony de Lucy 
Westminster, the arrears of 4/. yearly from Easter last, and to pay him that sum yearly 
for so long as the mill of Egremond is in John's custody, the king having, 
on 5 May last, committed to John the custody of two parts of the honour of 
Egremond, co. Cumberland, which was in the king's hands by reason of 
John's minority, to hold at ferm from Easter last during his minority, ren- 
dering therefor 90/. yearly to the exchequer, as it appears by the rolls of 
chancery that Anthony and his ancestors have received continuously the 
aforesaid rent from the mill of Egremond, which belonged to Thomas de 
Multon of Egremond, John's father, from the time of Henry III. until the 
day of Thomas's death, wherefore the king, on 18 July, in the 16th year of 
his reign, ordered Kobert de Leybourne, then keeper of the lauds aforesaid, 
to pay to Anthony that sum yearly from the time when the mill came to the 
king's hands upon Thomas's death, and to pay him the same during John's 
minority. 

Enrolment of release by Alice, late the wife of Elias {Elt/s) de Tyngewyk, 
to Thomas de Evesham and John his brother of her right in dower or 
otherwise in all the lands, services, rents, etc., in the towns of Everdon 
and SnotEComhe, which Thomas and .John have of the gift of William de 
Burgh or of any other whomsoever. Dated at London, Friday before 
St. Gregory, 18 Edward II. French. 

Enrolment of release by the said Alice to Robert de Yungebonde of her 
right in dower or otherwise in the lands in Everdon and Snotescombe that 
he holds of Sir Thomas de Evesham and of John his brother. Dated as 
above. French. 



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Enrolment of release by the said Alice to Alice, late the wife of Geoffrey 
la Charpenter, of her right in dower or otherwise in the lands in Everdon 
and Snotescombe that the said Alice, late the wife of Geoffrey le Charpenter, 
holds of Sir Thomas de Evesham and of John his brother. Dated as above. 
French. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Alice, late the wife of Elias de 
Tyngewyk, to John Swyft of her right in dower or otherwise in the lands 
in Everdon that he holds of Sir Thomas de Evesham and John his brother. 
Dated as above. French. 

Enrolment of release by the aforesaid Alice to Alan Pyngel of her right 
in dower or otherwise in the lands in Everdon and Snotescombe that he 
holds of Sir Thomas de Eve[s]ham and John his brother. Dated as above. 
French. 

Memorandum, that Alice came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
aforesaid day, and acknowledged the above deeds. 



Membuane 12. 

March 12. To the treasm-er and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
The Tower, to be made to Richard de Emeldon, to whom the king lately committed the 
custody of all the castles and lands in co. Northumberland that belonged 
to Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and to other rebels, for his expenses about 
the repairs of Dunstanburgh castle, which belonged to the said earl, 
according to the inquisition that the king caused to be made, a copy 
whereof he sends to them sub pede sigilli. By C. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause the men of that county 
The Tower, to have respite until Michaelmas next for all ferms, wards of castles, 
cornages, and other debts, services, or demands due to the exchequer, as 
well of the king's time as of the times of his progenitors, excepting the 
debts due to the king for victuals purveyed and sold in those parts for his 
use, as the king wishes to show them special favour because they have 
sustained grievous damages by the frequent comings of the Scots. By 0. 
The like to the sheriff of Cumberland in favour of the men of that 
county. By C. 

March 0. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a regarder for the forest of 
The Tower. Munedep to be elected in place of Richard de Wolfarshull, who is in- 
sufficiently qualified. 

March 14. To Stephen de Abyndon, the king's butler, or to him who supphes his 

The Tower, place in the town of Southampton. Order to cause the abbot and convent 

of King's Beaulieu to have a tun of wine of the right prise for the present 

year, in accordance with the grant of Henry III, of a tun yearly for the 

celebration of mass in their church. 

March 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Ebulo 
Westminster. Lestraunge and Alesia his wife, daughter of Henry de Lacy, late earl of 
Lincoln, late the wife of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, of the debts of 
Henry and his ancestors for which they are distraining them in the manors 
of Waynflet, Wrangel, Stepyng', Ingoldemeles, Thoresby, Wath, and 
Sutton in Holand, co. Lincoln, the late king having granted the manors to 
Henry for life, with remainder to Thomas and Alesia, and to the heirs of 
their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas, wherefore the 
present king, on 10 July, in the 16th year of his I'eign, ordered Alan de 
Cubeldyk not to intermeddle with the said manors, which were then in the 
king's hands by reason of Thomas's death, and to restore the issues thereof 



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to Alesia, which manors ought to revert to the king after Alesia's death 
because Thomas died without an heir of his and her body, as Ebulo, who has 
now married Alesia, has shown the king that the treasurer and barons are 
distraining them in the manors for the debts aforesaid, and Ebulo and 
Alesia have besought him to provide a remedy. It is provided that if 
tliey hold any other lands or tenements whereof Henry died seised in his 
demesne as of fee, by reason whereof they ought to be charged with the 
aforesaid debts, then what ought to be done concerning the said debts shall 
be done. 

To the same. Order to discharge the aforesaid Ebulo and Alesia of the 
debts of the said Henry and others ancestors of Alesia for which the 
treasurer and barons are distraining them in the castle and manor of Clifford 
and Glasbury in Wales, the castle and manor of Bolingbrok and Le Fryth, 
with the soke and marsh, the manors of Halton-on-Trent, Saltfletby, 
Scarthow, Thorley, Horbling, Lucton, co. Lincoln, Wadenho, co. North- 
ampton, Hoiborne, Eggeswere, Colham, and Wouxebrigge, co. Middlesex, 
Byrnecestre and Mudelyngton, co. Oxford, and Wardynge, co. Buckingham, 
which are of Alesia's inheritance, and which were taken into the king's 
hands after the death of earl Thomas, when Alesia, whilst she was sole, 
released the said castles and manors to the king, who afterwards granted 
them to her for life. 

March 16. To Constantine de Mortuo Mari, William Bernak, Roger de Kerdeston, 
Westminster, and GeofErey de Wych, appointed to choose 1,400 footmen in co. Norfolk, 
excepting the city of Norwich and the towns of Lenn and Estiernemuth, 
and to cause them to be armed at the charge of the towns. Order not to 
compel the men of the townships of Mershlande, to wit Walsokne, West- 
walton, Walpol, Tiryngton, Tylneye, Wygenholt, and Southlenn, to con- 
tribute to the expenses of buying and providing the arms aforesaid beyond 
a third of a twelfth part of the charge upon the community of the whole 
county, as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Cantebrigg and 
Adam de Fyncham that the hundred of Frethebrigge has been wont from 
time out of mind to be charged with a twelfth part of the charge upon the 
community of the whole county in all charges, fines, and amercements 
touching the community of the whole county, and that the townships of 
Mershlande have been similarly charged with a third of the said twelfth 
only, and that the men of the said hundred and of the towns aforesaid and 
their ancestors have used this custom from the time aforesaid until now, 
and that it is necessary for the men of Mershlande to expend yearly in pro- 
tecting the walls, ditches, gutters, sewers, bridges, and causeways of the 
parts of Mershlande against the ebb and flow of the sea and against floods 
of fresh water descending from the marsh 1,500/. or more by estimation, as 
otherwise the said parts of Mershlande would be wholly drawn into the sea 
and inundated, and that within the last forty years 700 acres of land have 
been drawn into the sea by the fury of the sea, which lands the said men of 
Mershlande nevertheless defend against the king in all charges touching the 
aforesaid community, and that every year some part of the lands bf Mersh- 
lande is similarly drawn into the sea, and that the men of Mershlande are 
so charged with expenses about making and maintaining the premises, about 
which, it is believed, it will be necessary for them to incur greater expenses 
in future, that they cannot in any wise be charged with more than a third 
of the aforesaid twelfth. 

March 16. To the bailifTs of the castle, town, and land of Bergaveny. Whereas 

The Tower. John, late bishop of Llandaff, and John de Hastyng, now deceased, 

suggested to the present pope that the prior and monks of Bergaveny, who 

were then Frenchmen, lived in incontinence and contrary to their rule, 



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dissipating tlie goods and possessions of the priory in evil uses, and hereupon 
obtained a bull to certain judges, by virtue whereof the French prior and 
monks were amoved from the priory, and an English prior and English 
monks were substituted, and the said Frenchmen moved a plea in the Roman 
court concerning their amoval ; the king, wishing to avoid the prej udice 
that may arise hereby to him and to the heir of the said John, a minor in 
his wardship, of whose patronage the priory is, especially as he is bound to 
restore to heirs in his wardship when they come of age their lauds and 
possessions as fully as they came to his hands, orders the bailiffs to maintain 
and defend the English prior and monks in their possession of the priory 
during the wardship aforesaid, not permitting any such aliens to do wrong 
or damage to the prior and monks or to intermeddle in any way with any- 
thing pertaining to the priory during the wardship. If there be any who 
wish to come to those parts to inflict any such grievances upon the English 
prior and monks in their persons or the possessions of the priory during the 
said wardship, the bailiffs are to hinder them doing so, and to certify the 
king with all speed of the names of such persons and of the bailifiFs' proceed- 
ings in the whole matter. By K. 

March 18. To Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, keeper of the Forest this side 
Westminster. Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Essex. Order to 
take with him men of the parts of Stoke-atte-Neylonde, and to survey the 
king's mills of that manor and the water-gates of the mills, and to take 
advice of what timber will suffice to repair the gates, and to cause the keeper 
of the manor to have such timber from the wood of Kyngeswode, within the 
said forest of Essex, or elsewhere in the forest in places contiguous to the 
manor, as the king learns that the water-gates of the mill need repair greatly. 

By C. 

March 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause payment to be made 
"Westminster, to the king's yeoman Gailhard Assalhiti, donsel, in golden pennies or in 
sterlings for 50 golden pennies of the Lamb, each of the value of 21*. of petit s 
Toumois, which the king owes to him for money lent by him to John 
Travers, constable of Bordeaux, for the expedition of the king's arduous 
affairs, as appears by the constable's letters patent. 

To Robert de Swaleweclyve. Order to pay to the priory of Holy Trinity, 
London, the arrears of a yearly rent of '22s. from the time when the tene- 
ments that John de Bourn held of the prior in the city came to his hands, 
- ' and to pay the same henceforth yearly, in accordance with the king's 

previous orders to him, notwithstanding his return to the king's order that 
he had not paid the above rent because he holds the tenements by the king's 
commission to answer at the exchequer yearly for the true value thereof, 
the tenements being extended at 9 marks yearly in all issues, no reprises or 
rents being excepted, as the king considers the return insufficient, especially 
as the rent is not contained, and ought not to be contained, in the aforesaid 
extent. 

March 18. To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to deliver to the executors of the will 
Westminster, of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, the goods and chattels of the earl 
in his custody, excepting the corn in divers manors that the king caused to 
be taken in order to send it to Gascony for the maintenance of his subjects 
there, and excepting the towns of Staunford and Grantham and tlie lands 
and heir of John Lovel of Tychemersshe, for the execution of the earl's wUl, 
notwithstanding any order of the king's under the great or the privy seal or 
the exchequer seal or otherwise to take or retain the earl's goods in his 
hands, as the executors have found security in chancery to answer to the 
king for all debts due from the earl at his death as shall be found by an 



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account to be rendered thereof, and the executors have granted to the king 
for a certain price and under a certain form the horses, jewels, and certain 
other goods of the earl in the king's possession, and divers sorts of corn in 
the earl's manors, which the king has caused to be taken as above, and the 
estate that the earl had in the said towns of Staunford and Grantham, 
and the custody of the said lands and heir, with the marriage of the heir. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Gloucester. Suffolk. 

Hereford. Essex. 

Bedford. Hertford. 

Buckingham. Kent. 

Oxford. Northumberland. 

Berks. Worcester. 

Nottingham. Somerset. 

Northampton. Dorset. 

Norfolk. Southampton. 

March 18. To Richard le Wayte, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Westminster. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
two messuages, a toft, and 3 acres of land of William le Nappere of Aulton 
in Aulton, and to restore the issues thereof, as the escheator has returned 
that he has taken no lands of the said William into the king's hands, but 
that he found by inquisition of office that Richard, son of the said Wilham, 
held in his demesne as of fee in the said town two messuages, two curtilages, 
a garden, and three acres of land, which are held of others than the king, 
and that Richard committed a felony for which he was hanged, to wit he 
stole three oxen, price 30^., at Burgh-iu-Staynesmore, and was convicted 
thereof before the steward and marshal of the king's household, and was 
therefore hanged at Burgh, and that he took the lands into the king's hands 
because he understood that the escheat thereof pertained to the king, which 
return the king considers insufficient, especially as the cognisance of such 
felony or the taking of the lands aforesaid for this cause does not pertain to 
the escheator's office. 

March 26. To Gilbert de Burghdon, late sherifi of Northumberland. Order to 

Henley. release the goods and chattels of Walter Cady, who came, as the king 

understands, from Scotland with his goods and chattels into the sheriff's 

bailiwick to stay in the king's peace, Gilbert having arrested the goods and 

chattels because Walter came from Scotland. By K. 

March 20. To John Wroth, keeper of the manors of Monyton and Dylue. Order to 

Sheen. pay to Katherine de Audele, recluse of Ledebury, the arrears of 30Z. yearly 

from the time when he received the custody of the said manors, and to pay